Dr Liz Chadwick and Dr Sarah Perkins spent last week at The Natural History museum engaging the public with their citizen science projects as part of Universities Week. As members of the only Welsh University represented at the NHM, they spent the week describing how wildlife reported as road kill by the public can be used to quantify environmental contaminants, monitor invasive species spread and help conserve rare species across the UK. Over 3,000 people visited their exhibition in London.
For a flavour of the wide diversity of research showcased at the event, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSnSNU7oPJY
Or read a blog about the event and the importance of both public engagement and government funding for research, by Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of Universities UK http://blog.universitiesuk.ac.uk/2014/06/19/universitiesweekhighlights/