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*CANCELLED* – Evening online talk 2022 – Adam Hart
7 December 2022 @ 19:30 – 20:45
The Royal Entomological Society organises insect science conferences and events around the UK and the world for people at all stages of career and interest.
Becoming a member entitles you to discounted (and sometimes free) access to the majority of events.
Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
We are very sorry to have to cancel this meeting.
We have a great programme of evening meetings ahead and hope you will join us for some of them. The next one is on 1st February and will be presented by Professor May Berenbaum (University of Illinois).
The Royal Entomological Society’s online talk series
These online meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 19.30 to 20.45 (UK time).
There will also be an opportunity to hear some exciting updates about the Society and its activities.
Note: All attendees, including members, must register below to receive the link to attend the talk.
Speaker: Adam Hart
Professor of Science Communication
RES Vice President
Citizen Entomology – Power to the People
Outreach and engagement in entomology are massively important. But there are so many other pressures on a busy entomologist’s time that it can sometimes feel like there is too much to do to have enough time to tell people about it! We need to find ways to combine activities, and to do more with less; a citizen science approach to entomology is one way to do that.
Citizen science involves scientists working in partnership with the public, and it can be both a powerful research and engagement tool. Professor Adam Hart will outline his experiences with entomological citizen science research, including projects on ant nuptial flights and social wasp surveys supported by the Royal Entomological Society. By working with the public, he’ll show how it is possible to produce high-quality research and achieve useful, high impact, outreach on both short and long-term projects.
Adam Hart is an entomologist and the university’s Professor of Science Communication. As well as research and teaching, he is a regular broadcaster for BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service, presenting documentaries on topics from trophy hunting to tree diseases. He has also presented the weekly science program Science in Action for the BBC World Service. On television, Adam has co-presented several documentary series, most notably BBC4’s Planet Ant and BBC2’s Hive Alive.