The Natural History Consortium is looking for researchers to join the Voices of Nature project as part of the Festival of Nature 2021. You will have the opportunity to share your research with people from across Bath and the South West through live or pre-recorded videos and interviews. The festival is taking place between Saturday 5 and Saturday 12 June 2021.
There are four different ways you can get involved in Voices of Nature. Spaces for these opportunities are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are interested in any of these activities or want to find out more, please contact the Public Engagement Unit.
A 5 – 10-minute live video talk about your research broadcast live through Zoom, Facebook and Twitter during the festival.
We ran a series of Facebook live talks last year with an average of 4,500 views each. You can see some top tips for online live talks in this blog post. These videos can be delivered through your mobile device or webcam.
A 5 - 10-minute live talk about your research or area of expertise online or through local radio. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in responding to media requests or in local radio interviews.
This is a chance to create a scripted pre-recorded video with the Festival of Nature filming crew. This could be a great opportunity for a more formal on-site interview or lab tour. These videos will be filmed and edited by the travelling film crew in April/May.
Pre-recorded Interview / Podcast
Create a pre-recorded audio piece such as an interview or short podcast exploring your research which can be shared through the Festival of Nature website or podcast series. These audio clips can be recorded through your phone or computer microphone.
Rob Cooper is Public Engagement Officer at the University of Bath.