Public engagement

This page provides a brief overview of some of the outreach and public engagement activities that the group has been involved in.

Conservation in the Masai Mara

Research team in Southern Kenya

In September 2017, Jakob Bro-Jorgensen and Kristine Meise organised a workshop to identify research priorities to support the conservation management of the Masai Mara National Reserve and adjoining conservancies.

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School outreach

Several members of our group (Nicola Davidson, Sarah Roberts, Paula Stockley) enjoyed discussing science and careers with local school children at an outreach event organised by Farm Urban in March 2018.

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Ness Garden Party

Gardeners Question Time Anniversary Garden Party at Ness Gardens

Several members of the group (Paula Stockley, Holly Coombes, Callum Duffield and Stefan Fischer) engaged with visitors at Ness Botanical Gardens for the Gardeners Question Time Anniversary Garden Party.

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Working together in the Masai Mara

Jakob Bro-Jorgensen is working with local communities in the Masai Mara, helping to train the next generation of tourist guides.

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Family Science

Several members of the group had fun contributing to the Ness Gardens Family Science Fair for British Science Week in March 2016 (Sarah, Kieran, Lupe, Jane). Nicola also took part in ‘Liverpool Light Night’ in May.


TV documentary

Topi antelope documentary

Mate deception in topi antelopes in BBC documentary 'World's Sneakiest Animals' (UK premiere BBC2 January 2016).

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