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Volunteer at one of our events:

We are currently looking for members to join us at the BBC Good Food Show in June 2018.  If you work in ecological or agricultural sciences, and would like to take advantage of this opportunity to present on the Nature of Food, then get in contact.

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Recent events

EAB 2017 Science Slam!

A fantastic evening of science, comedy and plush wolves as part of the 2017 Ecology Across Borders meeting.  We learned how thinking like a flock of birds can help you make sustainable life choices; the smelly reality of underwater communication; and the perils of life as a seed in slug-infested situations – and more besides!  Read more about the event and see videos of our fantastic acts here.

If that has given you inspiration for your own unusual, funny, tuneful or generally creative way of showing off your science, then watch this space.  The Science Slam! will be back in Birmingham 2018.

Darwin’s Coffee House

To celebrate International Coffee Day 2017, Charles Darwin House opened its doors to the public to explore the science behind our coffee at ‘Darwin’s Coffee House’, on the 28th and 29th September.

The BES stand activity explored themes of pollination and ecosystem services relating to coffee plants, highlighting the importance of insects and other animals in completing the journey of coffee from crop to cup.

Read the event blog here.