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Thursday, January 10
 

12:00pm

BERG - How realistic is it to get children to generate their own authentic questions about the importance of biodiversity? (360)
Based on methods developed by the EU PARRISE project, we provided training for pre-service science teachers on asking authentic questions. The purpose of this small study was to see how realistic it was for these teachers to teach a whole Year 7 year group how to generate their own authentic questions about the importance of biodiversity, while carrying out fieldwork in a local forest. This talk presents the findings.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Grace

Marcus Grace

University of Southampton
Marcus Grace is Professor of Science Education and former Head of the Education School. He is a doctoral supervisor and teaches on undergraduate, Masters and postgraduate initial teacher training programmes.Before working at Southampton he taught science at comprehensive schools in... Read More →
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Dr Carys Hughes

Senior Enterprise Fellow (PGCE Tutor), University of Southampton
Head of Science in my previous life. Now training pre-service and in-service teachers. I specialise in biology and SEND and I am an accredited Autism Ambassador. My research interest is children's connection to nature.


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Muirhead 109

12:30pm

Biology from the Farm (443)
Food security, conservation, biodiversity, plant and animal diseases, farming techniques. These topics now have a high profile both in the media and in the new GCSE Biology specifications. Join this workshop to bring your knowledge up to date and explore ways of bringing these topics to life with your classes.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Hicks

Debbie Hicks

Director, Stokehill
Stokehill Learning provides high quality educational visits for KS1-5 school groups and teacher CPD on a Somerset farm and in schools across the south west. Green Space at Stokehill workshops and longer courses, enable older people to remain remain active, valued and connected. Debbie... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Muirhead 121

2:00pm

BERG - Interpreting natural history dioramas: baselines for understanding the Anthropocene and our role in it (359)
This presentation will introduce the Anthropocene age and our species' part in its emergence. A short illustrated talk with data from relevant museum observations will explain how natural history dioramas of the 19th and early 20th centuries can contribute to teaching and learning about the earth science and the dependent fauna and flora adapted to it. The Anthropocene has brought about changes in climate and hence habitat and the resultant effects on the associated biodiversity. Natural History dramas from the past serve as one tool in an introduction to understanding the dynamic components of a documented natural history habit and can provide opportunities introducing biological conversation

Speakers
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CASTME

Dr Lady Tunnicliffe
CASTME links science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators across the Commonwealth.  It has a UK-based board of trustees, with regional groups in Africa, Asia, and Europe.


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Muirhead 109
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Friday, January 11
 

9:30am

Topical Science – Oceans (449)
Topical Science - Oceans
Gloria (the WeirdFish Lady) is an expert on Oceans who talks to audiences all around the world.  Come and share her enthusiasm and love of the sea as she explains in accessible terms the fascinating underwater world. This event includes original marine life film clips and will introduce you to weird and wonderful life that will inspire you to discover the importance of oceans on our planet. Pollution of the oceans is a very topical area of concern - come and learn how you can help save the planet !
This session will give you ideas for your Primary classroom on how to teach the next generation to be 'Ambassadors for the Ocean'.
Visit Exhibition Stand A72 to speak to Gloria and her team.
 

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Barnett

Gloria Barnett

Presenter, WeirdFish Lady
Gloria is the 'WeirdFish Lady' and is an expert in all things Ocean. She visits primary schools to run Underwater Adventure workshops where pupils get very excited! 'Ocean World' is a new resource for Primary Schools which brings the oceans into your curriculum, enabling pupils to... Read More →

Exhibitors

Friday January 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Arts G13

11:00am

BitRW: Rethinking conservation - enhancing life for people and nature (7)
The practise of conservation often works on the premise that we must conserve all biodiversity and that it should be kept ‘pristine’. There is however, a fundamental issue with the term pristine, especially in the context of modern society, as human populations have had such a prolonged and significant impact on all ecosystems. Therefore we need to consider whether we should rethink the way in which we approach conservation, recognising the close interactions that humans have with their surroundings as part of the ecosystem, rather than something separate. In this session we will explore the ways in which humans have been part of their ecosystem through time and show how the increasing separation has led to loss for both humans and nature. We will then look at new approaches to conservation and human-society relationships and how this can benefit all life on earth.

Speakers
avatar for Lesley Batty

Lesley Batty

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, University of Birmingham
Lesley Batty is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science (teaching focussed) and brings her enthusiasm and expertise in this area to all aspects of her work. She is also Programme Lead for Environmental Sciences.She has a particular interest in the ecology of industrial pollution... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Come and talk to us about how we can help you deliver your Biology curriculum and support your Biology teaching. We offer discounted membership for schools, with benefits for pupils and teachers.


Friday January 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
BioSciences 301

12:00pm

BitRW: Aping the Apes (5)
The University of Birmingham, together with Twycross Zoo and BIAZA, has developed an Enclosure Design Tool for non-human great apes to help develop enclosures that encourage the display of behaviours similar to their wild counterparts. This is a crucial element in the conservation of these endangered species for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Evans

Charlotte Evans

Education Officer, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour has an Education Committee that supports colleagues in schools and colleges who teach animal behaviour. We provide free teaching resources and offer funding to teachers keen to develop new resources. Our Education Officer visits schools... Read More →
avatar for Julia Myatt

Julia Myatt

Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology and Morphology, University of Birmingham
Dr Julia Myatt is a lecturer in Behavioural Ecology and Morphology and teaches on a range of modules, including field courses, across all Undergraduate years.Julia is also the First Year Teaching Coordinator (Tutor) and overseas all academic matters (inlcuding PASS) during the first... Read More →
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Susannah Thorpe

University of Birmingham

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Come and talk to us about how we can help you deliver your Biology curriculum and support your Biology teaching. We offer discounted membership for schools, with benefits for pupils and teachers.


Friday January 11, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
BioSciences 301

3:00pm

BitRW: Under pressure! Why plants can't survive without osmosis (9)
How we can measure turgor in cells? Explore the role of turgor in driving carbon and water cycles through phloem and xylem and the impact climate change has on these systems. Then find out how insect pests exploit these high and low pressure transport systems. It’s osmosis beyond potato cores!

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Pritchard

Jeremy Pritchard

Professor of Life Sciences Education & Director of Education, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
I am a Professor of Life Sciences Education at the University of Birmingham. My research career started with roots in Wales and currently focuses on aphids in Birmingham with stops in the USA, New Zealand and Europe in between. My teaching spans field ecology through to plant functional... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS)

SAPS
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science. We know that good teachers can bring plant science alive and we want to help them. We are doing this by working with... Read More →
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Come and talk to us about how we can help you deliver your Biology curriculum and support your Biology teaching. We offer discounted membership for schools, with benefits for pupils and teachers.


Friday January 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
BioSciences 301