Science, society and skills

A girl studying lichen as part of a citizen science survey

A citizen scientist studies lichen


We are inspiring a new generation of professional and amateur scientists through training, citizen science and live science events.

As a leading international scientific research centre we have a unique opportunity to pass on valuable skills in science, curation and public engagement.

Training, events and citizen science

We are focusing on three areas of activity:

Saving species experts from extinction

Species identification experts are a rare breed, but the Museum has a plan to train new species specialists for the future.