Coordinator for Public Engagement with Conservation Science
Charlotte is the Coordinator for Public Engagement with Conservation Science at ZSL. She supports ZSL scientists and experts to engage directly with school and public audiences, establishing a variety of formats to showcase ZSL's work behind the scenes and in the field. Charlotte previously worked as a Science Communicator at the Natural History Museum in London, and has a degree in Ecology and Environmental Biology and an MSc in Science Communication.
Qualifications, awards and membership:
- Alumnus of the NCCPE Public Engagement Academy 2016 - 2017
- Qualified Field Guide for Southern Africa
- MSc in Science Communication, Imperial College London
- BSc (Hons) in Ecology with Environmental Biology, University of Essex
- Winner of Wildscreen's Got Talent 2010
- Gold and Silver BIAZA Education Award Winner
- Member of NCCPE's Public Engagement Professionals Network
- Member of the London Public Engagement Network
- Member of the BIG STEM Communicators Network
Past and current projects:
- developed in collaboration with staff from the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme
- events highlight our on-going study of stranded cetaceans around the UK coastline.
- leading on ZSL's involvement in this new, London-wide festival
- highlighting our library and archives.
- a free online offer for secondary schools during British Science Week and Biology Week
- giving students the opportunity to meet early career scientists and zoo keepers (via Skype) and ask them their questions.
- leading on ZSL's participation with the BIAZA stand at New Scientist Live 2019.
- exhibit showcasing the work of Institute of Zoology researchers at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2018.
- schools programme, using Skype to showcase the work of ZSL conservationists along the foreshore of the Thames.
- art/science event with photographer Tim Flach and ZSL conservationists.