We take part in a number of exciting events throughout the year.

Animal Attraction at Chelsea 2016

We take part in a number of exciting events throughout the year, providing a fantastic opportunity for members to engage the public with ecology. Please contact us if you have an event you think the BES should have a presence at and to find out how you can get involved.

Please check back regularly for opportunities to get involved in our events!

Regional Events: We support members in the delivery of activities that communicate ecology to public audiences. Do you want engage the public with your science? Find out how our Regional Funding scheme can help.

National Events: We take the excitement of ecology to major national events such as BBC Good Food Show, Chelsea Flower Show and music festivals such as Glastonbury!

Propose an event: You can also suggest events the BES should attend, or events you would like to attend with BES support by contacting us. The British Science Association has a useful ‘find a science festival near you’ resource here.

Upcoming events

Public engagement volunteering opportunity –

SMASHfest UK, Deptford, London, February 17th – 21st 2020

A terrible SPACE PLAGUE has arrived in London via meteor strike, and ecologists (specifically disease vector and control specialists) are needed to save the world!

We are looking for volunteers to join the BES public engagement team at SMASHfest UK! Help us develop the story for and perform in the immersive, theatrical ‘Space Plague’ adventure.

If acting isn’t your thing, we are also seeking demonstrators and image-explainers to join our pop-up Capturing Ecology photography exhibition running during the event.

Find out more here, or contact Chris Jeffs.


Past events

BBC Good Food Show. Find out more here.

BES Science Slam. Find out more here.

Darwin’s Coffee House. Find out more here.

RHS Chelsea Flower Shows. Find our more here.

NERC into the Blue. Find out more here.