Thanks for joining us at Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life!
There are now 28 schools taking part in Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life, so you’re a card-carrying member of an exclusive club 🦠
⭐ Coming up this term: ⭐
- Live Chats will take place with scientists from our teams every Monday at 1pm, and Wednesday at 4pm. Take part in a live Chat ❯
- You can now follow your favourite teams! We’re adding new ways to stay up-to-date. Head to your favourite teams’ profiles and you can see their latest updates in the sidebar:
- Take part in the quiz and win £10! Every 2 weeks, get the most correct answers and you could win a £10 voucher! Take this week’s quiz ❯
💡 Tip: All of the answers to the quiz can be found around Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life. Here’s how to ace the quiz and be in with a chance to win:
Top tips for finding quiz answers:
1. Complete the first activity.
Taking part in our independent activities will give you research skills that you can take to uni with you – and you can’t buy those from IKEA on your move-in day. Complete the first activity ❯
2. Meet the teams.
There are 24 scientists making up the teams on Schools @ Darwin Tree of Life already. Each are experts in their fields, like:
|Peter, member of the Perfect Protists, who describes himself as a poetry-writing scientist and communicator (who loves Blackburn Rovers FC).
Ask Peter a question ❯
|Liz, member of the Genome Generators team, and self-described “shopping-mad sporty scientist”.
Ask Liz a question ❯
|Sujai, member of the Code Crackers team, is a Senior Bioinformatician who loves dark chocolate, signing, doodling, and “doing good science that helps humanity.”
Ask Sujai a question ❯
Next term, we’re welcoming 2 new teams: Team Marine and the Marvellous Mycologists.
3. Get updates from the Darwin Tree of Life project.
You can read all the updates from your dashboard. Find out more about:
- The successful genome sequencing of 3 bumblebee species
- Dr Rebecca Yahr’s process for collecting lichen samples
- An interview with Dr Sally Warring, from the Perfect Protists team
- Or see Sally’s recent appearance on BBC Earth