24th August 2017: Science & Art Collide in North West London

Published on 24th August 2017


BioMedia Meltdown is back! The Linnean Society of London is once again teaming up with John Lyon’s Charity to deliver a creative science competition like no other.

From September the Linnean Learning team will be delivering free hands-on workshops around your borough. Young people will enjoy one of two fun-filled sessions. Take social media by storm designing and sharing an infographic on biodiversity, or channel your inner Banksy by creating street art that shows the importance of pollinators. All workshop creations can be entered into the competition. There are lots of great prizes to be won, such as Keeper for a Day at ZSL London Zoo.

The BioMedia Meltdown Competition is helping to reverse the decline in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) uptake in UK schools. Studies have found that engagement with STEM decreases dramatically during secondary school, which has led to a severe shortage in STEM skills across the UK. Our competition enthuses and inspires young people about biology, encouraging them to get creative in the name of science.

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If you live or know somebody living in Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster, please pass on the competition details.

We are also recruiting volunteer judges, ideally artists with knowledge on ecosystems and/or evolution (early February) and volunteers to speak to children about career opportunities in the arts and sciences (celebration event on 22 March 2018).

Elisa Jones, Education Project Officer, 020 7434 4479 Ext 226

Twitter: @linneanlearning #BioMediaMeltdown