My group is involved in diverse outreach activities that include: (click on the logos to find out more)
Why should scientists do public outreach?
I am strongly committed to engagement with the general public in order to stimulate wider interest in science – and the natural world – among children and adults of the non-scientific community. See here for a recent presentation I gave on this topic to UCC’s most talented students.
Other outreach activities that I’ve been involved with include:
- Teaching primary-level children about rocks, minerals and fossils at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
- Full-time outreach work in what is now the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
- ‘Earth Science for Educators’ training from the Earth Science Education Unit at Keele University
Primary- and secondary school students are welcome to visit my research laboratory as part of a laboratory tour at UCC, and Transition Years are welcome to apply for the Transition Year placement scheme.