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Throughout 2021, the Museum's adult events programme will focus on the biodiversity and climate crises, with informative talks from cutting-edge researchers, exhibitions, debates, and stress-soothing social occasions that reflect on the health of the planet in a pivotal year.
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Online event: Drawn to Nature: Amber

Tomorrow, 24 March 8pm

Join our expert to learn about amber, fossilised plant resin, and the small creatures preserved within, before taking a chance to draw your own using the Museum’s specimens as inspiration with Q+A’s in this online, interactive science and art workshop. Make sure to have your art materials to hand!

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Online event: Science Short - Food and Social Networks

26 March, 1-2pm

Join us online for a digital Science Short – a series of lunchtime interactive talks from early career researchers. This talk will give you a taster of our upcoming exhibition opening on 28 May, Meat The Future. This series of talks will look at the impact of meat consumption and production on our planet and our health.

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Online event: Drawn to Nature: Decorating the Museum

7 April, 8pm

Join our expert to hear about how scientists, architects and Pre-Raphaelite artists came together to decorate the Museum, before taking a chance to draw some of the Museum’s natural history-inspired carvings, sculptures and spectacular glass ceiling and ironwork with Q+A’s in this online, interactive science and art workshop. Make sure to have your art materials to hand!

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Online event: How to Save the Earth in Four Steps

15 April, 7pm

What do the triple challenges of climate, biodiversity and social crises mean for society? How might we go about addressing these challenges? Join our guest speaker for a look at 4 Steps to achieve aspirational changes and how people can use them to get to grips with their own impact on nature.

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Online event: Drawn to Nature: Rock Pools 

21 April, 8pm

Join Research Fellow Lauren Sumner-Rooney to meet some familiar – and not so familiar – faces from beneath the waves. We’ll take a whistle-stop rock pool safari before settling in to draw some of their most interesting inhabitants, using the Museum’s specimens as inspiration in this online, interactive science and art workshop.  
 

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Online event: Drawn to Nature: Birds

5 May, 8pm

Join our expert to hear about the natural history of some of the planet’s most stunningly beautiful and fascinating creatures, the birds, before taking a chance to draw your own using the Museum’s specimens as inspiration with Q+A’s in this online, interactive science and art workshop. Make sure to have your art materials to hand! 
 

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Online event: Saving our Insects

11 May, 7pm

‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects, in particular, seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet. Dave Goulson will discuss the many things we should do, and things we should not do, to welcome bumblebees, butterflies, and a plethora of other wildlife into our gardens and into our lives.
 

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Online event: Drawn to Nature: Minerals

19 May, 8pm

Join our expert to hear about what the geometry of crystals can reveal about the rocks and minerals they’re contained in, before taking a chance to draw your own using the Museum’s specimens as inspiration with Q+A’s in this online, interactive science and art workshop. Make sure to have your art materials to hand!
 

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Online event: Drawn to Nature: Beetles

2 June, 8pm

Join our expert to hear about the natural history and conservation status of some of the planet’s most varied and important creatures, beetles, before taking a chance to draw your own using the Museum’s specimens as inspiration with Q+A’s in this online, interactive science and art workshop. Make sure to have your art materials to hand!
 

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Online event: Drawn to Nature: Conservation

14 July, 8pm

Join our expert to hear about the art of conservation and discover how we look after natural history specimens, before taking a chance to draw your own using the Museum’s specimens as inspiration with Q+A’s in this online, interactive science and art workshop. Make sure to have your art materials to hand!
 

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