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Biodiversity Day Big Saturday
Manchester Museum 21.04.2018

Stall about the seagrass meadows. We colour in sea creatures and remove rubbish to repopulate a degraded and polluted seagrass meadow mural.

Fascination of Plants Big Saturday
Manchester Museum 20.05.2017

Stall about the seagrass meadows. We colour in sea creatures and remove rubbish to repopulate a degraded and polluted seagrass meadow mural.

University of Manchester Science Spectacular,

Manchester Museum 29.10.2016

Explaining ocean acidification through a series of simple experiments for children.

Climate Control Big Saturday,

Manchester Museum 30.7.2016

We ran a multi-activity stall at this museum event. We had a series of simple experiments for children to do to explain the causes and consequences of ocean acidification. It is the 5th time we have successfully ran this stand. Additionally, I coordinated the stand along with Sarah Griffiths.

Climate Control Open Labs,

Manchester Museum 27.7.2016

Evening event at the Manchester Museum for adults interested in learning about the research going on at the University of Manchester. We showcased our "Acid Oceans" stand, talking to people about ocean acidification. I was not present at the stand but coordinated it on this occasion.

Faculty of Life Sciences Community Open Days,
University of Manchester 7.5.2016

Talking about some of the conservation research we do in the Preziosi lab and showcasing some of our tropical frogs, geckoes, orchids, and invertebrates.

 

Science Xtravaganza,
SEA LIFE, Trafford Centre 23-24.04.2016

We ran a multi-activity stall on ocean acidification in the SEA LIFE centre. We had a series of simple experiments for children to do to explain the causes and consequences of ocean acidification or simply to get them excited about science! I organised the stand on this occasion as well as being present to run activities.

 

Science Spectacular,
Manchester Museum 31.10.2015

Showcasing the wonderful world of microscopic algae, including helping children to extract pigments from spirulina and from blue smarties, and using spectrophotometry to visualise light absorbance. 

 

Manchester Environment Roadshow,
Jodrell Bank 5.9.2015

Encouraging people to hold and learn about Madagascan hissing cockroaches and explaining how a Diploptera species of cockroach may further our understanding of the evolution of sociality.

 

Faculty of Life Sciences Community Open Days,
University of Manchester 8-9.5.2015

Communicating some of the conservation research we do in the Preziosi lab. Talking about frogs, cockroaches and orchids.

 

Climate Change Big Saturday,

Manchester Museum 28.2.2015

We ran a multi-activity stall at this museum event. We had a series of simple experiments for children to do to explain the causes and consequences of ocean acidification.

 

Vivarium volunteer,

Manchester Museum 4.2011 - 5.2012

During my time volunteering in the Manchester Museum's vivarium, I had the opportunity to show some of the collection's animals to the public and talk about the threats they face in the wild.

 

BBC Planet Dinosaur tour,

Manchester Museum 1-2.10.2011

Helping children and families to reconstruct a Spinosaurus model and telling the public about these and other long extinct dinosaurs.

ONE campaign,

U2 360º Tour, Camp Nou, Barcelona 30.06+2.07.2009

Informing U2 concert-goers about poverty and disease in Africa, encouraging them to learn more and spread the word.

Young visitors to the Manchester Museum's Fascination of Plants Day helped me re-populate and clean-up this seagrass meadow!

"Water worlds"
Article in The Biologist, Dec 2016

Lay article about bromeliads and the mini ecosystems they harbour, written for the Royal Society of Biology's science magazine The Biologist.

"Grassroots biology"
Article in The Biologist, Dec 2015

Lay article about seagrass and the ecosystem services it provides, written for the Royal Society of Biology's science magazine The Biologist.

Poster design

Ecological genetics and conservation
Requested by J. Rowntree, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 2017

Poster to introduce the work of the lab groups.

See CO2 and Acid Oceans
S. Griffiths, University of Manchester, UK, 2015

Poster and modifications explaining ocean acidification for an ongoing series of public outreach stalls at museums and universities.

Ex-situ conservation research
Preziosi lab, University of Manchester, UK, 2015

Poster introducing the ex-situ research of the lab group for university public open days.

Frog Life Big Saturday
Requested by: A. Gray, Manchester Museum, UK, 2012

Poster to promote a frog-themed Big Saturday event.

Posters for Durrell School Corfu nature tours
Requested by: M. Wilson, Durrell School, Greece, 2012

Posters advertising summer nature tours in Corfu, organised by the Gerald Durrell School.

Posters for seminar series
Requested by: A. Gray, Manchester Museum, UK, 2011-12

Four posters for a series of conservation and expedition talks at Manchester Museum.

Vivarium tours 
Requested by: A. Gray, Manchester Museum, UK, 2012

Posters advertising tours of the museum's vivarium.

LYNX AID
For own use, Catalunya, 2007

Series of posters in English and Catalan, for charitable sales and raising awareness in aid of the critically endangered Iberian lynx.

Fútbol platja
Requested by: J.C. Requero, Fútbol Club Vilanova i la Geltrú, Catalunya, 2006

Posters to promote a beach football tournament organised by the football club and town hall.

Other design work

Although not for public outreach purposes, I have worked as a freelance graphic designer sporadically over the years. Usually paid, sometimes as favours, occasionally in competition. All have been fun projects

LOGOS - Timburi Cocha Research Station (Ecuador), the BES-funded Acid Oceans project (MMU + UoM); the Ecological Genetics and Conservation Group (MMU), and the conference logo for the International Congress on Conservation Biology 2017 (ICCB2017, SCB).

WEB DESIGN - Timburi Cocha Research Station 🔗 (Ecuador); Ecological Genetics and Conservation Group 🔗(MMU); Ecuador field course website 🔗 (MMU + UoM); Acid Oceans 🔗 (BES + MMU); Pescando Para La Vida 🔗(MMU + Universidad Cartagena + NEWTON fund, Colombia); Amphibian Research and Conservation Symposium 2019 🔗 (ACRS2019).

 
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Durrel School Corfu 2012. Nature tours in Corfu