NatSCA Digital Digest


Chill out with NatSCA's Digital Digest. Binturong (C) Emma-Louise Nicholls

Calm down and chill out with NatSCA’s Digital Digest. Binturong /Arctictis binturong/ (C) Emma-Louise Nicholls

Welcome to the weekly digest of interesting things from around the web with relevance to natural science collections. We hope you find this useful and if you have any articles that you feel would be of interest, please contact us at






1. Conference: A Question of Ecology: Answers from Biological Recording

23rd – 25th April 2015


‘Biodiversity information is crucial to understanding ecological relationships and supporting conservation effort in a changing climate. Use of volunteer-collected biological records by the professional scientific community is widely encouraged and celebrated, but much interpretation of biological records is carried out by amateur naturalists, who are uncovering new ecological knowledge from their own records and sharing that knowledge with others.’ ~ National Forum for Biological Recording

Click here for more information.

2. FREE Course: Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum

Starts 1st June 2015, lasts 6 weeks, all online


‘How can we understand museums today? Who makes the decisions about what to put in them and whose stories they tell? Who are museums for and why are they working to engage new audiences? How do we respond emotionally to museum objects and spaces? And how can museums play a role in the pursuit of social justice, human rights, or health and wellbeing?’ ~ Future Learn

Click here to find out more.

3. Event: An unconquerable aversion to Piccadilly”: Charles Waterton, traveller, taxidermist and pioneer conservationist

31st July to 1st August 2015


‘The Annual General Meeting or the Society for the History of Natural History will be held in association with a one day conference of talks celebrating the life and work of Charles Waterton and a second day with related excursions around Wakefield in West Yorkshire.

The Wakefield Museum, at Wakefield One, is currently hosting an exhibition “The extraordinary world of Charles Waterton” and the Society’s meeting will take place at a venue within easy reach of the Museum and will include a visit to the exhibition’ ~ Society for the History of Natural History

Click here for more details and to apply


Compiled by Emma-Louise Nicholls, NatSCA Blog Editor

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