Darwin’s Impact

Image, Entrance to Charles Darwin: evolution of a Scientist

As part of our Darwin programming we have been doing some evaluative work tracking the impact of the activities we offer in Secondary and Post-16. From our current data we are pleased to announce that we have engaged over 1,400 students in our Clippy Island activity with over 60% from Outreach activities, and approximately 250 students on our Study Days: ‘Darwin’s Legacy’ and ‘Darwin and Humanity’.

When asked for feedback, those students that took part in these activties reported the following:

  • 73% agreed that they had a better understanding of science
  • 54% agreed that their interest in science had increased as a result
  • 43% agreed that they were more likely to go on studying as a result

We also had the following comments from students and teachers:

The Clippy Island activity was fun yet educational – an interactive way to learn

I think it was a really clever idea on how to teach people about evolution and it was fun too!

Excellent session, very creative and interactive

We’ll be delivering our Darwin programming until the end of the academic year, so if you’re interested in anything just get in touch!


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