Science influences all aspects of our society, environment and economy, so engaging with the public is vital. I’m a STEM ambassador, and that means I volunteer to engage with school students of all ages to show them how fun and satisfying a career in science can be, and play games that show how some of our experiments work.
Communicating my science to non-academics also has a load of benefits for me; it’s good fun, helps me structure my thoughts and communications in a clear and open way, and can throw up interesting new ideas.
Do get in touch if you’d like me to come to your school in Cornwall.
We devised this educational game for our department’s “Science – is it for me?” day. The game highlights some of our research and shows how different types of camouflage work. This post has all you’d need to replicate the game.