Engaging with the next generation of citizen scientists

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Posted by Davide, 26 September 2013

Just a quick post to say thank you very much to all the visitor of the British Science Festival and the BBC Summer of Wildlife who stopped by the New Forest cicada stand.

The British Science Festival is a big event held annually in Newcastle, where lots of schools have a chance to engage in Science. We were there for almost a week and it was great fun.

The BBC Summer of Wildlife is a series wildlife events–as the name suggests. We went to the closing event and received great interest from a range of people from the expert naturalist, the professional wildlife recorder, to the young student who loved folding cicada origami and colouring in cicada silhouettes.

It was uplifting to see so many young people interested in wildlife, preserving the natural environment and animal species around us. We hope we have managed to excite a few of you and you will join us in searching for the cicada, or engage in any of the other beautiful project in this space.

If you were there, tell us what you liked the best and what you didn't like quite as much!


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