Katie Whale

  • email katie.whale@biology.ox.ac.uk

Schools Liaison and BugBlitz Coordinator

I am the Schools Liaison and BugBlitz Coordinator for The Darwin Tree of Life Project at the University of Oxford, Wytham Woods.

I have been delighted to plan and lead the Darwin Tree of Life BugBlitz workshops at Wytham Woods. This public engagement strand of the DToL project aims to inspire scientists and conservationists of the future, imbue in children a respect and understanding of the importance of insect life, promote connections between researchers and primary school children, and weave aspects of the primary science curriculum into an inspiring and fun learning experience. Having taught in Oxfordshire primary schools for a number of years, this project has allowed me to combine my passion for primary teaching and the natural world with unlimited scope for creativity!