Experience the excitement of a scientific field trip with our free programme of videoconference events and live chats. Students will discover what it’s like to perform cutting-edge research in the field.
Appropriate for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4.
Between 18-29 May, Museum scientists will be surveying the species that live on the beautiful Isles of Scilly. And on Friday 24 May, your students can meet the team as they report back from the field via videoconference.
Some of the islands’ plants and animals are endangered due to climate change or habitat damage. A survey in 2008 showed that relatively little is known about some of these species.
Working together with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, our scientists will collect specimens that will serve as a reliable record of species on the islands today. This will mean that scientists in the future will be able to see how the species populations on the islands change over time, and which species need particular protection.
Your students will see and hear scientists talking about their work live from the field, showing the tools and methods they use, and even specimens that they have found so far.
Students can ask questions, find out what life is like as a researcher in the field, and discuss any survey work they may have done at school or in their local area.
This series of events is suitable for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4.
To book please contact our booking line on 0207 942 5555 or for more information email us. First, please check that your school group can take part in a videoconference on the morning of Friday 24 May 2013.
To participate in videoconferences schools must be registered with Janet Videoconferencing Service (JVCS) - we will guide you through this process once you have booked with the Museum.
If you do not have videoconference equipment you can still join in using a PC with a webcam. Once you have booked with the Museum a member of staff will contact you to ensure you have everything you need to access the videoconference.
|Date and time||Description|
|Friday 24 May 2013|
Primary: 9.30 - 10.00 GMT
Secondary:10.40 - 11.10 GMT
|Videoconference live from the Scilly isles|
To participate in interactive videoconferences register with Janet Videoconferencing Service (JVCS)
For streamed-only sessions all you need is an internet connection. Pupils will then submit their questions as typed text.
To find out more, and to book sessions, email us