Category Archives: Education

Follow an Expedition into the Deep

The deep sea of the Gulf of Mexico is about to come under the microscope. Dr Edie Widdie and colleagues from Team ORCA (Ocean Research and Conservation Association) are running an expedition from 14 – 27 July. They will explore … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Events, News | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Hunt for eggs and be the science behind camouflage

Ever wanted to hunt for digital eggs instead of chocolate ones at Easter? Perhaps not, but here is a brilliant online game about hunting for nightjar eggs that is both fun and calorie-free! Do have a go and be a valuable part … Continue reading

Posted in Education, News, Research

Highlighting the Tree of Life

Are you interested in the ins and outs of how organisms are related to each other? The Map of Life has recently discovered a new ‘explorer’ tool that allows fascinating adventures amid the winding branches of the Tree of Life. … Continue reading

Posted in Convergence, Education

Eye to eye with the Map of Life

Local newspaper CambridgeFirst recently published a colourful article about the Map of Life. Thank you to Dr Laura Blackburn for sending us a copy!

Posted in Education, News | Tagged , ,

Evolution talk at Reigate Grammar School

On 3rd February Professor Simon Conway Morris, who heads the Map of Life project, visited sixth form students of Reigate Grammar School to give a talk on evolution. Simon was invited by Mr Tom Dare, the Head of Biology at … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Events, News | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

“Evolution on Repeat” at the UMZC

The University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge (UMZC) runs free clubs for young zoologists to learn about the amazing world of animals. For children aged 6-13 there is a Young Zoologists Club and for those aged 13-18 a new group, the … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Events | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Evolution tour for ‘Cambridge Tradition’ programme

Oxbridge Academic Programs organise an annual summer school at the University of Cambridge called the Cambridge Tradition. Pre-University students from all over the world stay at Jesus College in Cambridge for four weeks and attend courses on a host of … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Science Festival Exhibit – Repeating Patterns in Evolution

The Map of Life is pleased to have been accepted as part of this Spring’s Cambridge Science Festival. Between 14th and 27th of March there will be free events and activities about science all over Cambridge. If you are in … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Events, News | Tagged , , , , , ,