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Public Understanding of Entomology SIG - 13 September 2017

13th September 2017





Public Understanding of Entomology  Special Interest Group Meeting

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Convenors: Luke Tilley James Gilbert

The first meeting of the Public Understanding of Entomology SIG will be on Wednesday 13 September 1:30-5:30pm, University of Newcastle, during Ento '17. The meeting is free-of-charge but all delegates MUST register in advance, including those already attending Ento 17,  to ensure there are enough spaces and refreshments.

The meeting will focus on how entomologists communicate with the public and how the public connects with entomology in return. The SIG at Ento '17 will provide a forum that is dedicated to the examination of the public perception and understanding of entomology. There will be speakers from the media, education and politics, talking about how to improve the communication of insect science. The afternoon will also be an opportunity to discuss the role of citizen scientists, teachers and journalists, and how key concepts in entomology can be tailored for different audiences to achieve the greatest impact.  

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