Uncover how collaborative scientific research can aid wildlife conservation. A-level students get first-hand experience of working with our live animal collection with Manchester Museum’s Curator of Herpetology and conduct scientific measurements using physics research equipment in the Photon Science Institute with the University of Manchester’s Senior Lecturer Dr. Mark Dickinson.
Full day: 9.45am-3pm, 20 places available
Date: Unfortunately we are currently not able to offer new dates for this study day.
Cost: Free of charge – Places are limited to students from priority schools and colleges (please contact us to discuss whether your students are eligible)
Example of itinerary:
9:45am Arrive and Register – Manchester Museum
10.00am Are colours important in the animal world?
– Interactive exploration of topic with Museum collection
10:30am Sunbathing Frogs!
– Andrew Gray, Curator of Herpetology, Manchester Museum
11:15am Refreshments (provided)
11.30am So frogs are green are they?
– Dr. Mark Dickinson, Photon Science Institute & Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester
12.15pm Lunch (NOT provided)
1:00pm Meet in Museum foyer to travel to The Photon Science Institute
1.15pm Laboratory Practical
– Introduction to analytical techniques and research methods
3.00pm Day finishes
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