Public Engagement

Bournemouth University at Bournemouth Air Festival Science tent

Come on down to the Bournemouth Air Festival and see our stand on the 1st and 2nd September, showcasing Biodiversity and Wildlife conservation from Bournemouth University, brought to you by the Faculty of Science and Technology.

We have lots for you to get involved with including the following:

Microbial world – Look through our microscopes and see the first forms of life and learn how to identify microscopic species.

Invertebrates – We have an array of species for you to learn about and take a closer look at, including some freshwater invertebrates from a local river as well as beetles, bees and lots more!

Shells and fossils – Do you know what the creatures look like that inhabit shells? We have lots of shell specimens and fossils of certain species that can prove a bit trickier to identify. We also have information about projects on the marine ecosystem.

Endangered species – Our stand looks at key conservation areas that we are looking at within Bournemouth University. You will be able to find out more about certain focus species and how you can get involved, whether that is charities or at current Bournemouth University research projects.

GIVEAWAY: We are also hosting a raffle for your chance to win Loxi the African Elephant sculpture and a kindle! Come and find out how you can WIN and read about Loxi’s story!!

Conservation craft corner – We have lots of supplies for you to make your very own animal to take home with you. Tell us what you have learnt from our stand, and create your favourite species.

Find out why all these areas are important for biodiversity conservation and how interactions between species are essential to many organisms and ecosystems, which can only be achieved by working together…

So why not come on down to the Science tent at Boscombe pier, and enjoy this free event!



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