Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Arboretum Pl Edinburgh EH3 5NZ
My current role involves facilitating public engagement with RBGE science in an informal educational context through a variety methods including: events, exhibitions, digital and community outreach. A focus on food and crop plants has proved to be an effective public engagement hook that leads into topical issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change and making agriculture more sustainable. As well as developing the programme for annual flagship events, such as the Edinburgh Science Festival, I work collaboratively with RBGE scientists, the SEFARI collective and external organisations with an environmental focus to ensure that science is reflected in the RBGE public programme throughout the year. In addition to this I also work closely with the RBGE Press and Marketing team to get RBGE stories into the national and international media.