4 October 2021

The latest edition of the academic journal School Science Review, published by the Association for Science Education, includes an article describing the ASP’s recent Royal Society Partnership Grant project which engaged local schools in monitoring wildlife behaviour using a network of camera traps. The project’s science partner was Dr. Tanesha Allen, then an animal behaviour D.Phil. candidate at the University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Tubney. Other partners in the project were Dunmore and Caldecott Primary Schools, Fitzharrys School and Science Oxford. Staff and pupils from all these schools, as well as the Royal Society’s Education Department, contributed results to the published paper which describes the specific outcomes of this project but also gives advice to other schools and partnerships wishing to run similar science enquiry projects. This is an exciting example of how local school partnerships can provide pupils with real world experiences to enhance their education as well as sharing their expertise with the wider science education community.

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