On the evening of Oct 21st, we welcomed teachers and tutors from local schools and colleges to a special preview evening of our new exhibition ‘Charles Darwin: evolution of a scientist’.
We arranged for those attending to have the chance to take part in a special tour of the exhibition by Henry McGhie, Head of the Natural Environments Team and Curator of Zoology, as well as trying out our new worksheets for secondary groups, finding out more about the Darwin Outreach materials for primary groups, exploring the new primary explorer backpacks and practicing being a Clippy Island clip bird!
I do hope that everyone who was able to attend enjoyed it as much as we did, it is great meeting teachers and tutors without the added pressure of 30 sets of beady student eyes watching your every move. The tours with Henry were attended by everyone who came, so thanks to Henry for being so engaging and enthusiastic. Vicky, Pippa and Menaka highlighted the new outreach boxes for primary groups, letting teachers see and handle the variety of objects, and talking about how these work in the classroom. We were also joined by colleagues from Widening Participation who were there to showcase the opportunities students have within the wider University.
Cat, Pete and I welcomed teachers to The Museum and Alexa rounded up recruits to try her new worksheets, which you can see in action in the accompanying image.
Our new Darwin Page of the website is now up and running, where you can find out more about the exhibition, public events and our associated learning programme, and we will be releasing details of future CPD opportunities in the near future, so watch this space!