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Wednesday, January 9
 

11:20am

Developing Scientific Citizenship in Science Learners (117)
The presentation will focus on a pedagogical intervention set to foster the development of scientific citizenship in science learners. The concept of scientific citizenship will be explored as well as the elements that must be considered while planning lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Edgar Garzón-Díaz

Edgar Garzón-Díaz

University of Los Andes
I am a member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, a professor at University of Los Andes, and a Science teacher at SED Bogota. I have been a visiting scholar at University of Aberdeen in Scotland.


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Arts 222 (Lecture Room 6)

2:30pm

InSTEAMational Collaboration (40)
Smash borders, cross oceans and meet soulmates in classrooms far, far away as we chart a course to make science universal again.

Speakers
avatar for Benedict O'Donnell

Benedict O'Donnell

Project Coordinator, Prometeruse
Just another science-junky with a passion for languages. I am particularly interested in all things environment and energy related. After studying physics, I set up this climate-outreach NGO called Prometeruse. We're trying to help teenagers hack global warming.


Wednesday January 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Arts 125 (Lecture Room 1)

3:35pm

Fostering Students' Future Imagination about Artificial Intelligence (210)
In the workshop we present the module on Artificial Intelligence, designed within the I SEE project (www.iseeproject.eu). After an overview of the project, we lead delegates to experience activities that make Artificial Intelligence a powerful context to foster students’ capacities to imagine the future and aspire to STEM careers. 

Speakers
avatar for Michela Clementi

Michela Clementi

Physics teacher, Liceo Einstein, Rimini, Italy
I am a Physics Teacher at Scientific High School in Rimini. For me, to deal with Science Education is a privilege and a responsibility. For years I have been collaborating with the research group in Physics Education at the University of Bologna. As part of the collaboration, we... Read More →
avatar for Fabio Filippi

Fabio Filippi

Physics teacher, Liceo scientifico Einstein
I teach Physics and Mathematics at Scientific Lyceum in Rimini until 1990. I foster projects inside my school. I have collaborated with Bologna University to promote activities concerning training teaching and educational topics. Actually I am involved in the European project ISEE... Read More →
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Giovanni Ravaioli

Ph.D. Student in Physics Education, University of Bologna


Wednesday January 9, 2019 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)
 
Thursday, January 10
 

10:30am

BERG - Developing dialogues between Science and Art (361)
The CREATIONS project is a European-wide project designed to encourage cross-curricular collaboration between Science and Art Teacher. In our study, we explored how collaborations of this type, in a secondary London school, support students in developing their knowledge and understanding about 'big ideas' in Biology and their perceptions of the nature of knowledge in Science and Art. The study revealed that the students developed a deep understanding of ideas about evolution and geological time and they recognised the need for imaginative and creative thinking in Science. It also shifted their perceptions of Science and Art teachers as working in ‘siloes’ within their specific discipline.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Paul Davies

Dr Paul Davies

Head of Science, Queen's College, London
Paul Davies began his career as a palaeontologist before training as a science teacher, with a specialism in biology. He is currently Head of Science at Queen’s College, London. Before moving to his current post, Paul was Senior Lecturer in Science Education at UCL Institute of... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Muirhead 109

12:00pm

School Science: Scientists' stories (74)
This session summarises what skilled scientists say about their school experience. It offers fascinating insights into the nature of stories they narrate about their recollections of school science. Findings so far, suggest how the variations in the science capital of their childhood experiences can influence and shape their adult aspirations.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Frodsham

Sarah Frodsham

Research Assistant, Oxford Brookes University
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Deb McGregor

Oxford Brookes University


Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Arts 201

1:00pm

ASE Presidential Address (475)
Sir John Holman makes his inaugural address as ASE's President:
Why science teachers matter – their role in underpinning an innovative economy and improving social equity. 

Speakers
avatar for John Holman ASE President and Nan Davies, The Wellcome Trust

John Holman ASE President and Nan Davies, The Wellcome Trust

Advisor, ASE President
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. President, Royal Society of Chemistry, July 2016. Senior Adviser in Education at the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre from 2004 until September... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Association for Science Education
The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Aston Webb C Block
  • Target Phase All

2:00pm

The Truth Behind the Headlines: Thinking critically about healthcare advice (270)
Does bacon really cause cancer? Can garlic treat the common cold?
Every day – on the internet, in conversations with friends and family, in the news – we’re exposed to numerous claims about health and health care. Claims may be biased, unsubstantiated, or inaccurate. Making sense of claims – whether they’re about drugs or diet – can be difficult but it is also important. At best, making health decisions on the basis of misleading claims is a waste of time and money. At worst, it can be harmful.
Cochrane UK deliver an interactive workshop encouraging students to think critically about healthcare claims. Aimed at students in years 10-12, the workshop explores the importance of evidence in making healthcare decisions, encourages scepticism and signposts students to reliable sources to search for evidence.

Speakers
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Lynda Ware

Senior Fellow in General Practice, Cochrane UK
Lynda is a Senior Fellow in General Practice with Cochrane UK. Her background is in primary care and she was a GP partner in rural Oxfordshire for over thirty years with particular clinical interests in psychiatry and women's health. Since joining Cochrane UK in 2014, she has visited... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Biosciences NG08

3:00pm

Lessons from Stephen Hawking (189)
Stephen Hawking died in March. What have we learned from him about the universe, science, and life?

Kitty will be signing copies of her biography of Stephen Hawking at the ASE Hub in the Exhibition Marquee after her session.

Speakers
avatar for Kitty Ferguson

Kitty Ferguson

Yale H Fergusson
Kitty Gail Ferguson is an American science writer, lecturer, and former professional musician.She has written several science books for lay persons and youth, including books on biographical facts and the social background in which scientific developments have taken place. Her best-known... Read More →



Thursday January 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Aston Webb C Block
  • Target Phase All

3:30pm

Engaging Reluctant Learners Through Real-life Problems REPEATED (406)
The agri-food industry is worth around £108 billion of GVA to our economy and provides over 3.7 million jobs. Where does STEM fit in? In an exciting practical session, we’ll be sticking elements of Ready Steady Cook, The Apprentice and Countryfile in a blender and producing some brilliant learning outcomes.
Presenting STEM learning within the context of engaging, real life problems gives children a sense of the purpose and direction of their learning, consequently improving their motivation and perseverance when tackling tricky topics.

As former primary school teachers, we understand the challenges faced by the profession and we have designed our resources with three main goals in mind: to save teachers time and reduce workload; to spark learners’ passion and enthusiasm for STEM subjects and to convey important messages about food and nutrition through a cross-curricular, project-based  approach.

In this session, we will guide you through the NFU’s new cross-curricular project-based educational resources that use real life problems faced by the nation’s farmers and business owners as engaging contexts for learning.

Expect a session of ideas for exciting practical activities and projects and a free scheme of teaching and learning resources that will allow you to infuse your wider curriculum with engaging STEM learning opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Devine

Jennie Devine

National Farmers' Union (NFU)
Until August 2018, I was an upper key stage 2 teacher and Maths leader at a large primary school. I have now joined the NFU Education team and I am very excited to be launching our new range of project-based schemes of STEM teaching: Farming STEMterprise.BENEFITS OF FARMING STEMTERPRISE:• High... Read More →
avatar for Josh Payne

Josh Payne

Education Manager, National Farmers' Union (NFU)
I'm the Education Manager for the National Farmers Union. After leaving teaching in 2013, I embarked on a career in STEM outreach.My most recent role, before joining the NFU, was Major Projects and Development Manager at the STEM charity The Smallpeice Trust, working with partners... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for National Farmers'  Union

National Farmers' Union

National Farmer's Union
We're on a mission to bring farming education to schools in England & Wales. Sharing educational best practice in the sector and providing top resources.Talk to us about:Farmng STEMterprise - our brand new primary STEM scheme of work completely free to schools.Farmvention - our STEM... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

4:00pm

Enjoy Science Education for All (232)
It is important to let students know science is not almighty, science always can demonstrate and prove natural laws under the limited conditions.

Speakers
avatar for Prof Minoru Itoh

Prof Minoru Itoh

Dean of Graduate School of Science Education, Tokyo University of Science
I will try to introduce current Japanese mathematics and science education for enhancing children motivation to concern about the nature of phenomena around us, for example, the size of the Universe. How teachers can apply mathematics to science using materials which I developed digital... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Murray Learning Centre UG05
  • Target Phase All

4:00pm

Students' Future Imagination in Cutting-Edge Science: The I SEE Project (215)
How can science education equip students to face the future's uncertainty caused by global crises and accelerating societal change? After a discussion on this challenge we demonstrate activities, developed in the I SEE project (https://iseeproject.eu), fostering students' future thinking and imagination about climate change, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Cutler

Marianne Cutler

Director Curriculum Innovation, Association for Science Education
avatar for Antti Laherto

Antti Laherto

University lecturer, University of Helsinki
I work as university lecturer in Physics Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland, teaching pre-service science teachers and primary school teachers. In my research I am interested in aspects of future in science and technology education. See full description of my research... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Levrini

Olivia Levrini

University of Bologna
I am an Associate Professor in Physics Education at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Bologna. Currently I have the honor to coordinate the European project I SEE, of which ASE is a partner (www.iseeproject.eu). I am strongly involved, as Conference President... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin Wilson

Caitlin Wilson

Eco-Schools specialist, Landvernd
Caitlin Wilson is the project manager of CARE, the ecological restoration project and a specialist in education for sustainability, in the Eco-schools project.Caitlin has a B.A. degree in English literature from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in USA, her home state. She... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Poynting Physics Large LT (S02)
 
Friday, January 11
 

9:00am

Mitigating the Effect of Family Background on Students' Science Aspirations (224)
This study, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, looks at how students from disadvantaged backgrounds can be encouraged to study post-compulsory chemistry. We found that student motivation, good teaching and participation in extra-curricular activities can mitigate the effect of family background in developing science aspirations amongst disadvantaged students.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Reiss

Michael Reiss

Professor of Science Education, UCL Institute of Education
I am Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education, University College London, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Kiel and York and the Royal Veterinary College. The former Director of Education at the Royal Society... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Aston Webb C Block

9:00am

A Model of Civic Engagement (80)
Breaking down the barriers to learning for science learners!

Speakers
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Menna Goodwin

Liverpool John Moores University
avatar for Dr Andrea C. Mallaburn

Dr Andrea C. Mallaburn

ITT Partnership Lead/Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education (Chemistry), Liverpool John Moores University
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Linda Seton

Liverpool John Moores University


Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Murray Learning Centre LG14

11:45am

Holidays on the Moon (479)
What you can do with little or nothing in the school yard and finding bits of space dust? And how Chris Clayton explored the universe.

Speakers
avatar for John Baruch

John Baruch

Visiting lecturer, Millgatehouse
Astronomy is one of the most accessible sciences inviting questions around where does the Sun go at night to why don’t the Australians fall off? Tim Peake and his Principia mission blew away the cobwebs raising hundreds of questions about basic physics. John Baruch who pioneered... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Arts 125 (Lecture Room 1)

12:50pm

Brenda Keogh Lecture: Science Capital (288)
Science capital is a concept that can help us understand patterns in science participation - why some people engage with science and others do not. In particular, it helps shed light on why particular social groups remain underrepresented in post-16 science, and why many young people do not see science careers as being 'for me', nor see themselves as a ‘science person’. See an animated introduction to Science Capital

The Brenda Keogh Lecture
Brenda Keogh was an active member of ASE and NAIGS (the previous Futures) for many years and in many ways: organising and taking part in regional activity, presenting at national conferences, writing articles for Primary Science, serving on Primary Committee and contributing to ASE publications and consultations. Through her work as an adviser in Tameside, a lecturer at MMU, an author, publisher and CPD leader with Millgate House, the influential consultancy she co-founded with her husband Stuart Naylor, she influenced hundreds of thousands of teachers and learners across the world. Her legacy is twofold: Firstly, pedagogical strategies that are simple to use in the classroom yet have a transformative impact on learning. Concept Cartoons, Active Assessment and the PUPPETS project are all examples of Brenda’s creative ability to turn theory into practice. Secondly, the 2014 primary national curriculum in England was significantly shaped, written and improved by Brenda in the last months of her life, representing ASE and drawing on a life time of experience in the classroom and her working with teachers and researchers across the globe. Brenda combined generous friendship to all teachers she met, a joyous and relentless energy and enthusiasm, a commitment to improving what goes in classrooms across the world, a sharp intelligence and creative flair. This combination meant that ASE was very fortunate that she was a member.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Louise Archer

Professor Louise Archer

Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education, UCL Institute of Education
I am currently the Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education at UCL IOE (2017-) and co-chair of the Sociology Activity Group (with Jessica Ringrose). Previously I was Professor of Sociology of Education at King's College London, where I was also the Director of the Centre... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Arts 120 (Main LT)

2:30pm

Building Local Leadership Capacity (66)
Enabling leadership – insight to the SEERIH Science and Engineering Teacher Champions approach. Reflection on the milestones of a programme to build a community working in primary science outreach.



Speakers
avatar for Melissa Loughran

Melissa Loughran

STEM Leader, St Edwards CE Academy, Leek
STEM Leader, Middle School Science Teacher, Primary Teacher, University of Manchester Teacher Champion, STEM Learning Facilitator, member of Primary Science Journal Editorial Board and JCB Junior Innovator development team.
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Christina Whittaker

PSQM Hub Leader, The University of Manchester
Building Capacity in the primary science landscape, Working collaboratively, Systems leadership, School improvement, School self review ( & Deep Dives), nurturing leaders & outreach


Friday January 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Murray Learning Centre LG14

3:40pm

Science Capital in Primary Schools (1)
Drawing on involvement in the @_ScienceCapital project, as #PSQM hub leader and as science and STEAM teachers, tried and tested practical ideas and initiatives will be outlined that encourage children and their families to think that science is relevant and important to their lives, now, and in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Farrer

Alex Farrer

Head of STEAM, Wimbledon High School GDST
Currently teaching STEAM and science from Reception to year 13 at Wimbledon High School/GDST. PSQM hub leader in SW London delivering CPD sessions with a focus on science leadership, science capital and scientific enquiry. Co-author of the PSTT resource "See Through Science" which... Read More →
avatar for Sally Maskell

Sally Maskell

Junior School Head of Science, Streatham and Clapham High
I have been a specialist science teacher in KS2 and KS3 for over 20 years. I have been involved with the science capital team at Kings College as a teacher researcher in the last 5 years. It has become an integral part of my teaching and planning science.



Friday January 11, 2019 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Arts 125 (Lecture Room 1)

4:00pm

Children and Parents as Engineers (183)
‘Children as Engineers’ has run for 4 years; ITT students and UG Engineers plan and teach a science-based engineering challenge with Primary school children. We report on an extension of this model, an initiative to enhance the science cultural capital of parents, children and skills of teachers and engineers.

Speakers
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Juliet Edmonds

Senior Lecturer, University of The West of England
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Laura Fogg-Rogers

University of the West of England
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Fay Lewis

Senior Lecturer, University of The West of England


Friday January 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)

4:00pm

Setting Up and Managing a Regional Pupil Research Hub (342)
A case study of a Wellcome Trust-funded project that is now part of IRiS. Empower students to take on scientific research across your region.

Speakers
CI

Colin Inglis

Boroughbridge High School


Friday January 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arts 301 (Lecture Room 8)
 
Saturday, January 12
 

10:00am

UK-Japan Young Scientists Researching Together: Science as a cultural bridge (492)
Learn about the UK-Japan Young Scientist Workshop Programme Clifton Scientific Trust has been running with schools in Britain and Japan since 2001, and the profound impact they have on the 16-18 year old students who take part.

Since 2001 we have run 23 of these Workshops with colleagues in Japan, impacting directly more than 1200 students, and through them and the teachers who accompany them, many more in their schools.

In these week-long Workshops, British and Japanese students selected by their schools live closely together in the host university learning about each other, and working in small international teams as guests of research groups across the university led by British and Japanese scientists and engineers. They are given a project related to the work of the group, are encouraged to question and are required to think for themselves and work as team. At the end of the week, each team presents its achievements and answers questions in front of an audience including distinguished guests
 
The Workshops have amazing impact on the students who participate, not only in the quality of the science achieved in a very short period of time, as evidenced by the quality of their team presentations, but also in the team-working and communication skills they develop, in the global awareness and understanding they acquire and in the quality of the international friendships they form.

Our two UK-Japan Young Scientist Workshops last summer were hosted in Cambridge and Tohoku Universities respectively and taken together engaged 100 students (58 girls, 42 boys) selected by their schools, working in 17 projects led by British and Japanese scientists and engineers. The Cambridge Workshop engaged students from 16 schools in both countries, the Tohoku Workshop from 14 schools. 36 teachers accompanied their students.

The model we have achieved has much to offer young people in both countries
 
In 2019, we are planning Workshops again in Cambridge and in Kyoto Universities. Places are still available and if your school would like to take part please do let us know (eric.albone@clifton-scientific.org). We use the limited resources we raise to the fullest extent to support UK students from disadvantaged communities who would otherwise be excluded.

Clifton Scientific Trust is registered as a charity in England and Wales 1086933

Speakers
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Simon Lewis

Lead Learner in Science, Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, Dorset
avatar for Dr Eric Albone MBE

Dr Eric Albone MBE

Clifton Scientific Trust
Dr Eric Albone - a Research Associate at the Centre for Public Engagement and an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association.Dr Albone, for many years a research scientist in UK and US before becoming a classroom teacher. He is co-founder and director of Clifton Scientific... Read More →



Saturday January 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Muirhead 113

10:35am

A Context to Build Science Capital (158)
In recent years we have become more aware of the need to raise children's science capital by helping them to understand that science is done by 'people like me' and that science is relevant to their lives both now and in the future. We have also begun to realise that children's ideas are forming before they leave primary education.  

CIEC has many years of working directly with science based industries to make explicit links between the science that children do in school and industrial processes.  In this session I will share some of our practical activities which are based on industrial contexts.  I will also introduce a simple card activity that we have been using to help children understand the diversity of sience careers and the diversity of people who do them.

Speakers
avatar for Jane Winter

Jane Winter

Professional Development Leader, The Centre for Industry Education
I love everything to do with primary science, especially the Early Years Foundation Stage. My role at CIEC involves working with teachers to make science enjoyable and worthwhile for both them and their class. I run science and maths courses for Early Years teachers and science courses... Read More →


Saturday January 12, 2019 10:35am - 11:35am
Arts 219 (Lecture Room 5)

4:10pm

Developing Child Leaders of Science (48)
This practical session will look at a range of different ways to encourage and support child leadership of science in primary school. Specific examples and a brief overview of why this is worth doing will be shared - based on my experience working as Scientist in Residence at Gillespie Primary School, and the literature I have read whilst doing my PhD. Regardless of whether you're just starting to think about this subject, or you already have a team of Science Ambassadors in your school, there will be plenty of ideas to take away.

We will look at child leadership in four contexts:
  1. In the classroom 
  2. Between classrooms 
  3. Outside of lessons 
  4. Between schools 
- although the ideas shared can be used in any of these contexts. If you have any particular requests, let me know via twitter - I'm @HelpfulScience!


Speakers
avatar for Carole Kenrick

Carole Kenrick

Professional Practice Coach / PhD student, Institute of Physics / UCL
I love science, I love teaching, and I love learning more about science and teaching, especially though dialogue with colleagues.I am very interested in how education researchers and teachers can learn from and inform each others' practice.Over the past decade I have worked as a secondary... Read More →


Saturday January 12, 2019 4:10pm - 5:10pm
Arts 127 (Lecture Room 3)

4:10pm

Engaging Reluctant Learners Through Real-life Problems REPEATED (404)
The agri-food industry is worth around £108 billion of GVA to our economy and provides over 3.7 million jobs. Where does STEM fit in? In an exciting practical session, we’ll be sticking elements of Ready Steady Cook, The Apprentice and Countryfile in a blender and producing some brilliant learning outcomes.
Presenting STEM learning within the context of engaging, real life problems gives children a sense of the purpose and direction of their learning, consequently improving their motivation and perseverance when tackling tricky topics.

As former primary school teachers, we understand the challenges faced by the profession and we have designed our resources with three main goals in mind: to save teachers time and reduce workload; to spark learners’ passion and enthusiasm for STEM subjects and to convey important messages about food and nutrition through a cross-curricular, project-based  approach.

In this session, we will guide you through the NFU’s new cross-curricular project-based educational resources that use real life problems faced by the nation’s farmers and business owners as engaging contexts for learning.

Expect a session of ideas for exciting practical activities and projects and a free scheme of teaching and learning resources that will allow you to infuse your wider curriculum with engaging STEM learning opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Devine

Jennie Devine

National Farmers' Union (NFU)
Until August 2018, I was an upper key stage 2 teacher and Maths leader at a large primary school. I have now joined the NFU Education team and I am very excited to be launching our new range of project-based schemes of STEM teaching: Farming STEMterprise.BENEFITS OF FARMING STEMTERPRISE:• High... Read More →
avatar for Josh Payne

Josh Payne

Education Manager, National Farmers' Union (NFU)
I'm the Education Manager for the National Farmers Union. After leaving teaching in 2013, I embarked on a career in STEM outreach.My most recent role, before joining the NFU, was Major Projects and Development Manager at the STEM charity The Smallpeice Trust, working with partners... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for National Farmers'  Union

National Farmers' Union

National Farmer's Union
We're on a mission to bring farming education to schools in England & Wales. Sharing educational best practice in the sector and providing top resources.Talk to us about:Farmng STEMterprise - our brand new primary STEM scheme of work completely free to schools.Farmvention - our STEM... Read More →


Saturday January 12, 2019 4:10pm - 5:10pm
Arts 301 (Lecture Room 8)