Outreach @ Presidential Meeting

01 Sep 2015

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The BSPP Outreach Officer invited secondary biology teachers and sixth-formers to join in with the 2015 Presidential Meeting. This novel approach to outreach took advantage of the large gathering of scientists at the Presidential Meeting offering teachers and sixth-formers their own dedicated session and a chance to join in with the poster session. 

A mix of short-talks from leading researchers and a chance to join the conference poster sessions helped reveal the world of plant disease to a new audience and support their  learning for GCSE and A level. Sat around in the informal setting of the Blue Skies room, the students responded really well to the talks asking challenging questions which clearly demonstrated their understanding of the talks A report written by one of the teachers attending will follow, but for now if you are a teacher in the Oxford area, look out we’ll be doing it all again when this year's Presidential meeting rolls into town in September 2016 (probably Monday 12th).

Click here to read a teacher report about the conference...