This Friday (16th) I will be going to Lancashire to support a very special science learning day at Balshaws High School in Leyland. Throughout the day I will be teaching all the year 8 students about adaptation and biodiversity (from Tropical Sri Lanka to the deserts of Australia and Africa). In the evening I will also be conducting a presentation more focused on amphibian conservation and will be taking a wide variety of the Museum’s animals along with me, including some our unusual and critically endangered frogs. Everyone is welcome to attend the evening lecture, so if you live in or around the area please feel free to come along – it would be great to see you there!
The day has been organised thanks to Caroline Molyneux, the school’s super Head of Science, and should be lots of fun. Although it’s not the norm for me to be taking the animals out to schools, I have to say that it gives me great pleasure to support this day, particularly as the school will be contributing to amphibian conservation in respect of this: apart from highlighting the importance of amphibian to their pupils they are also specifically fundraising to support the important work of the Amphibian Ark: (http://www.amphibianark.org/).
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