National Science and Engineering Week 2009

National Science and Engineering Week 2009 has begun! This annual event is organised by the British Science Association, supported by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and the Engineering and Technology Board. This year it runs from 6 – 15 March, with hundreds of events around the UK to celebrate the excitement of science, engineering and technology.

Large events happening around the country include the annual Cambridge Science Festival and the Great Plant Hunt; an event for state-run primary schools around the UK, sponsored by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. The ‘Save our Bees’ initiative is also guaranteed to generate a buzz this week, with events around Britain educating the public in honeybee identification, encouraging bees to back gardens and encouraging recognition of the importance of these pollinators.

Search for events happening near you and find out more about National Science and Engineering Week at the British Science Association website.