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A sunny festival

last modified Mar 19, 2014 07:46 AM

On Saturday, 15 March, Cambridge Science Festival Plant Science Marquee had another successful year with over 2000 visitors who were able to learn about plant patterns in leaves and stems, tree rings, roots, algae and food crops. Visitors gave the marquee highest marks in their feedback forms and the exhibitors and volunteers enjoyed the event just as much.

It was fantastic to see the buzz in the tent, and the enthusiasm with which great plant science has been communicated to visitors. The lovely weather was another big bonus!

A large proportion of the Department was involved in making this event a success: technical and support staff with logistics; general volunteers from the Hibberd and Smith groups supporting on the day; and exhibits from the Baulcombe/Henderson, Davies, Griffiths and Coomes/Tanentzap groups, the EnAlgae project, as well as the Sainsbury Lab. and NIAB.

The Department has carried out a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment process and has opened to allow research work to take place. To ensure the safety of our staff, a range of measures to reduce building occupancy and allow strict social distancing have been introduced, including increased cleaning and hygiene regimes. We are currently not accepting visitors so please continue to contact us by email until further notice.