This week is Science week in UK schools, and I recorded a short presentation for some local primary schools. Aiming to provide a 'Day in the Life' snapshot of what it's like to be a lecturer at York, I focused on the research side of things and talked about some of stuff I do looking at species and their habitats.
It's a long time since I spoke to primary school kids, and I found that recording myself on video was much harder than talking to the kids in person as I kept forgetting I was talking to kids rather than adults! Still, here's a super-awkward snapshot of me (in obligatory Aussie bush-hat) collecting in some insect traps as part of a video I made for the class. Here, I'm looking at why we get more species of insects in woodlands than grasslands (habitat complexity!).