202nd Birmingham Brownies are one of our ’40 Faces of Plant Pathology’
BSPP members can be found in 51 different countries, with 30% of members based in countries outside of the UK. As part of the BSPPs 40th anniversary, we asked our membership to describe some things about themselves, what plant pathology challenges they would most like to see solved, and what could improve the world of plant pathology in terms of inclusivity. Click here to return to the 40 Faces Home Page.
202nd Birmingham Brownies
Who are you?
We are 202nd Birmingham Brownies and we are Plant Defenders. We have lots of hobbies between us – we enjoy cooking, reading, playing with our pets, science, swimming, reading, crafts, drawing, playing outside, singing, trampolining, and dancing!
What do you think about school?
We enjoy lots of things about school, especially playing with friends. There are some things we wish we could change, like how girls have to wear skirts (at some schools), and how some lessons are too hard or too easy.
What do you think is the most important problem for plant defenders?
We all have different thoughts on this! Lots of us said climate change, because it “changes plants’ habitats”, “causes extreme weather” and “harms plants”. We also think we should solve the problems of diseases and aphids harming plants.
Why do we need girls to be scientists and plant defenders?
We think more girls should be plant pathologists, to prove that girls can do anything and the same things as boys. We need girls to be scientists so they can help people and then the world will be a better place!
What do you want to do when you are older?
We all want to be different things; from scientists and pharmacists, to authors, jewellers and champion Olympic cyclists – and even a nursery teacher to tell children all about plants!