We are offering one lucky BioNet member the chance to spend a week at space camp. In partnership with the ISSET (International Space School Education Trust), we are sending one student to King's College London to take part in Mission Discovery; a residential space camp, including 4-night stay from the 15th – 19th July.
A State of Nature report will be launched this evening by Sir David Attenborough. The report is a collaboration between 25 UK conservation and research organisations, and shows that 60% of species studied have declined in the last 50 years.
A report released today by the Royal Horticultural Society reveals a drastic shortage in skills across the UK horticultural sector. The RHS surveyed 200 horticultural businesses and found that over 70% cannot fill skilled vacancies. The report, ‘Horticulture Matters’, is being presented to the Government today.
The second international Fascination of Plants Day takes place on Saturday 18 May 2013, featuring events around the world to celebrate the importance of plants in our lives and landscapes. At least 35 UK events are planned - from hands-on activities and interactive exhibits, to guided walks, talks and debates.
Professor Tim Birkhead FRS was yesterday announced as the Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the HUBS Spring Meeting, Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire.
The Society of Biology supports the use of animals in research when properly regulated and when no alternatives are available. We actively support progress towards a reduction in the use of animals by refining experiments and developing new ways to minimise the use of and replace animals wherever possible – often referred to as the 3Rs.
Insect pollination is vital for the productivity of many crops, including beans and soft fruit, and for certain wild flowers. Native bee species are an integral component of our fauna and as such we should protect them.
A report launched today shows that science education in schools suffers due to a lack of essential resources for practical work. The report comes from a teacher survey commissioned by SCORE (Science Community Representing Education), a collaboration of leading science organisations including the Society of Biology.
Earlier this year, the Wilson Review highlighted a new scheme, kite-marking for degree programmes, as a system of industry recognition that would highlight to students potential employability provided by degree level programmes and bring employers closer to curriculum development.
Last chance to enter our animals in research student essay competition! The Society of Biology is running a competition to support student members (and those who have applied for the £15 per year student membership and are awaiting election) wishing to develop careers in animal science and technology.