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Science Education

Science Education

We live in a world which is ever more complex. SEFARI is committed to the use of research and knowledge to help us better understand the world around us, and to make better decisions. Science education underpins all our work – on the premise that learning is for everyone, and certainly not confined to the school classroom. SEFARI works with partners to utilise our research for shared learning and experience.

We have recently started to collate our, free to access, educational resources which can be accessed here.

Case Studies

25 Jun 2021

3D RNA-seq App improves large scale experimental data analysis – tools and training

High throughput sequencing is a powerful tool used to rapidly obtain information about nucleic acids and this can increase our understanding of the biology of a cell and assess changes that may indicate disease.

2 Dec 2020

CALEDON: Gamers creating resilient forests

The public are being asked to report sightings of 22 tree pests and diseases and newly emerging threats.

10 Dec 2019

Protecting Potatoes - Scotland's Story

Since the emergence of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) in the 1840s this disease has presented a major challenge to the potato industry, with annual losses estimated to be £55 million in the UK.

27 Aug 2019

Infrared Spectroscopy – Helping to Protect Scotland’s Soils

Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy is a versatile analytical technique that can characterise a wide variety of different sample types e.g. from drugs and plastics to soil and minerals.

Blog

22 Oct 2021 - 11:44

Exploring the Twitterverse – What can we learn about engaging with farmers on social media?

In this blog, we investigate how farmers interact on the online platform Twitter, with the aim of helping scientists to better facilitate mutual learning and support good farm practice.

15 Jul 2021 - 10:24

WaterWall in Motion - A competition to share your water-related videos

From waterfalls to lochs, hydroelectric power to fisheries, Scotland is a country shaped by, and built on, its precious water resources. In this exciting campaign we invite researchers, industry, NGOs and the public from across Scotland to share your experiences, knowledge and expertise of our water resources.

27 Mar 2021 - 11:43

Five SEFARI Research Farms - take a tour from your sofa

With the pandemic turning our lives upside down, the use of digital communication has accelerated overnight. Webinars, Teams meetings, Digital classrooms, Virtual brainstorming boards, to name but a few. They have all helped in keeping us connected from the safety of our own homes.