How Are We Communicating the Importance of Taxonomy and Systematics?

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
02074344479 EXT 211

SPECIALIST GROUP MEETING 11:00–16:30 Friday 7 September 2018

Plenary Meeting of the Taxonomy and Systematics Committee of the Linnean Society of London

This meeting will bring together educators, content producers and academics to explore the ways in which we communicate the importance of taxonomy and systematics in different settings and to different audiences.

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Clever Collections - Carl Linnaeus' Systema Naturae

This day meeting was divided into four themes. Below is an outline for each theme with the speakers and their titles. A full report of the day can be downloaded here. Individual Powerpoints are linked below.

DIGITAL MEDIA - How can we make best use of video and audio content?

MUSEUMS AND LEARNING CENTRES - What are we doing to engage our visitors with the naming of the natural world?

FORMAL EDUCATION - With such a tiny part of formal education being dedicated to taxonomy and systematics, how can we communicate our message most efficiently?

IDENTIFICATION RESOURCES - Are the days of searching through Systema Naturae gone and replaced with apps?

  • Registration fee (£15) includes lunch and refreshments.
  • The event will be followed by a wine reception.
  • Follow the event on Twitter #TaxSyst18