TeachersOur Public Engagement objectives are primarily to provide a range of activities to enthuse and excite young people about bioscience, to inspire them to consider science careers and nurture scientific talent. One of the ways that we can do this is through engagement with teachers and education professionals.
We provide information and advice on a wide range of scientific topics from our expert scientists. The Babraham Institute looks forward to exploring new ways of partnering with teachers and schools to build stronger and more productive links between science and society.
We are working with teachers to develop new and existing resources to reflect changes in the the National Curriculum. We maintain close relationships with schools and colleges to ensure that our outreach activities, whenther in school or on the Babraham Campus, demonstrate the impact of our science and its relevance to students of all ages. Feed back from events is always requested, and one comment after our 2014 Schools' Day was "All the projects provide interest and extension material for our students”.
Bioscience LITEBioscience LITE is a new series of free twilight teacher training events hosted by the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Babraham Institute. These sessions will provide you with updates on contemporary bioscience, access to some of our scientific facilities and introduce you to resources that can be used in the classroom.
The events run from 5:00 – 7:30. Four events are planned for 2017, these are outlined below:
28th June: Current developments in stem cell research (hosted by the Wellcome Genome Campus)
12th July: The use of animals in research – science, animal care and ethics (hosted by the Babraham Institute)
25th October: CRISPR genome editing – technology, applications and implications (hosted by the Babraham Institute)
22nd November: Genome Sequencing – current sequencing technologies and their applications (hosted by the Wellcome Genome Campus)
Our next event:
Wednesday 12th July at The Babraham Institute
The use of animals in research – science, animal care and ethics
The programme for the event is below:
17:00 Arrival and refreshments
17:20: Welcome and introductions
17:30: Speaker from Understanding Animal Research
18:10: Virtual tour of animal facility via live camera link
18:45: Speaker from the Wellcome Genome Campus
Places can be booked via Eventbrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bioscience-lite-tickets-34620159830