Talking Plants: How to Communicate Plant Science

Talking Plants Conference 2018

PROGRAMME: bgen Talking Plants Conference

7th-9th November 2018

This year’s bgen Annual Conference, hosted jointly by Cambridge University’s Botanic Garden and Sainsbury Laboratory, will focus on communicating plant science and research to a wide range of audiences. Join plant scientists from around the University, the team at the Garden, and plant science communicators and educators from across the UK for three days of ‘Talking Plants’ in Cambridge.

Full booking information here

Wednesday 7th November 2018

9.00 Arrive, tea, coffee, sign up to workshops
9.45 Welcome: Flis Plent (CUBG)
10.00 Opening address: Beverley Glover (CUBG) and Ottoline Leyser (SLCU)
10.50 Garden Tours
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Altogether session: Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme Masterclass with guest speaker Dr Edwige Moyroud (SLCU)
3.00 Break
3.30 Workshops session 1
A: Art and science: SAW Trust (John Innes Centre), Jenni Rant
B: Banana Science: Eden Project, Robbie Kirkman & Chris Bisson
C: Citizen Science: Plantlife, Alison Smith and LEARN CitSci, Sasha Pratt-Taweh
5.00 Finish
6.30 Evening reception & bgen AGM at University Museum of Zoology

 

Thursday 8th November 2018

9.00 Welcome
9.20 Workshops session 2
A: Rising Path Project: Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Juliet Day
B: Learn To Engage: BGCI and Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
C: Banana Science: Eden Project, Robbie Kirkman & Chris Bisson
11.00 Break
11.30 Workshops session 3
A: Flower Power: Pollination workshop CUBG learning team
B: Drawing Botany: Illustration &dissection. Gail Bromley & Gael Sellwood
C: Talking Trees: ObservaTree, Charles Lane and Woodland Trust, Joe Coles.
1.10 Lunch
2.00 Workshops session 4
A: Flower Power: Pollination workshop CUBG learning team
B: Drawing Botany: Illustration &dissection. Gail Bromley & Gael Sellwood
C: Food Science: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and BGCI
3.40 Break
3.50 Altogether session: Plant Science ‘Market Place’ – posters/stalls/science speed making
4.30 Finish
7.00 Conference dinner at CUBG
Performance of Ensonglapedia of Plants by John Hinton
Plant Science pictionary

 

Friday 9th November 2018

8.45 Arrive, coffee, bag drop
9.00 Welcome
9.10 Altogether session 3: Chalk and Talk: 3 speedy talks on current Plant Science
10.00 Tours: Sainsbury Lab and Algae Innovation Centre, Plant Growth Facilities
11.00 Break
11.30 Workshops session 5
A: Rising Path Project: Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Juliet Day
B: Millennium Seed Bank Atrium Exhibition: Royal Botanic Gardens Wakehurst, Astrid Krumins, Bethan Hobbs & Eka Morgan
C: Pressing Science: CU Herbarium workshop: Dr Lauren Gardiner
1.10 Lunch (reflection/feedback)
2.00 Finish

 

NB: the programme may be subject to slight change and all delegates will be notified if any changes made.