Outreach @ Presidential Meeting
01 Sep 2015
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).