News and Opinion

Get ready to make double the difference

Education  | 

Get ready to make double the difference

From 18 – 25 April, your donation will be DOUBLED in our mission to break down barriers for aspiring ecologists.

READ MORE about Get ready to make double the difference
10 years of the Undergraduate Summer School

Education  | 

10 years of the Undergraduate Summer School

With this year marking 10 years of our flagship Undergraduate Summer School, Amy Padfield, takes a look back at its evolution.

READ MORE about 10 years of the Undergraduate Summer School
Connecting schools to nature: lessons learnt

Education  | 

Connecting schools to nature: lessons learnt

Explore the outcomes of our Connecting Schools to Nature project!

READ MORE about Connecting schools to nature: lessons learnt
Schools across the North East recognised for their commitment to welcoming nature into school grounds

Education  | 

Schools across the North East recognised for their commitment to welcoming nature into school grounds

Celebrating the teachers, volunteers, children, schools, and staff connecting over 5,000 children to nature in North-East England.

READ MORE about Schools across the North East recognised for their commitment to welcoming nature into school grounds
Green transformation day held at Durham primary school

Education  | 

Green transformation day held at Durham primary school

The British Ecological Society (BES) held a ‘green transformation’ day at Laurel Avenue Primary School in Durham.

READ MORE about Green transformation day held at Durham primary school
Opening school doors to nature in North East England

Education  | 

Opening school doors to nature in North East England

The British Ecological Society has been delivering a green transformation to primary schools in North East England, improving over 10,000 school children's connection to nature.

READ MORE about Opening school doors to nature in North East England
Top tips for your career from the Student Futures and Research Conference

Education  | 

Top tips for your career from the Student Futures and Research Conference

A career in the ecological sciences can be very rewarding. We have collated some tips which can support those seeking a career in the sector.

READ MORE about Top tips for your career from the Student Futures and Research Conference
British Ecological Society awarded Green Recovery grant to connect school children with nature

Education  | 

British Ecological Society awarded Green Recovery grant to connect school children with nature

BES project awarded £248,700 from the UK Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

READ MORE about British Ecological Society awarded Green Recovery grant to connect school children with nature
As a Black zoologist, a BAME network matters

Membership  | 

As a Black zoologist, a BAME network matters

Reuben Fakoya Brooks speaks powerfully about the importance of Black representation in ecology, and introduces a new BAME Ecologist network.

READ MORE about As a Black zoologist, a BAME network matters
Education under COVID-19

Education  | 

Education under COVID-19

Kate Howlett, PhD student from the University of Cambridge Department of Zoology, explores whether lockdown has provided an opportunity for increased outdoor learning

READ MORE about Education under COVID-19
Balancing wellbeing with research during lockdown

Learning & Resources  | 

Balancing wellbeing with research during lockdown

Rob Brooker finds some steps for maintaining mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus lockdown.

READ MORE about Balancing wellbeing with research during lockdown
15 practical tips for online teaching

Education  | 

15 practical tips for online teaching

Here are 15 top tips for pivoting teaching online during COVID-19 from experts at the Open University.

READ MORE about 15 practical tips for online teaching
How to save your planet: UK Schools Outreach Project

Learning & Resources  | 

How to save your planet: UK Schools Outreach Project

During British Science Week 2020 the BES Education Team travelled around England to deliver outreach events in which school pupils learnt more about global environmental challenges and how to solve them.

READ MORE about How to save your planet: UK Schools Outreach Project
Inspiring the next generation

Education  | 

Inspiring the next generation

A new generation of ecologists complete another successful BES summer school.

READ MORE about Inspiring the next generation
Getting into...science communication

Education  | 

Getting into...science communication

Reflections on BES press office internship during a busy annual meeting

READ MORE about Getting into...science communication