Crowded NRN-LCEE stands during British Science Week

As part of British Science Week, the NRN-LCEE and several of its Clusters had stands at science festivals at Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities and at Techniquest in Cardiff.

Fellows and students from the AquaWales, Geo-Carb-Cymru and Plants & Architecture Clusters manned stands in Aberystwyth where members of the public could learn all about CO2 and about how to grow plants in space. Over 1600 people attended their 3-day exhibition.

The Resilcoast Cluster had a stand at the ‘Hidden Worlds’ exhibition at Bangor University on 11 March, where the public could learn about the role of salt marshes in protecting our coasts. They could also test experimentally whether sand or clay builds the strongest sea defences by trying to knock over sand and clay castles through making waves.

The NRN-LCEE had its own stand at the exhibition, where children could make electricity using potatoes and learn about various low carbon ways of generating power. More than 1100 visitors attended the festival.

Geo-Carb-Cymru also had a presence on the Techniquest exhibition floor on 21 and 22 March. As part of a stand from the British Geological Survey, visitors could learn about carbon capture and storage technologies and their potential for Wales.

Engaging a wider audience with our science is important to the NRN-LCEE. We therefore put efforts and resources into increasing the presence of our research at public engagement events and in developing materials to help explain the relevance of our projects to members of the public.


Publication date: 27 March 2017