Chemistry Research Fellow exhibits at the NERC Environmental Showcase in Edinburgh

Zoë Fleming organised the Environmental chemistry stall at the UnEarthed NERC Environmental Science Showcase (http://unearthed.nerc.ac.uk/) event in Edinburgh, 17-20th November 2017. This event was free to the public.

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The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Environmental Chemistry Group (ECG) interest group (Chaired by Zoë) has run several outreach activities over the last few years. We ran soil and water testing activities, showcased a variety of low-cost air quality sensors, demonstrated an ocean acidification experiment using dry ice and even had a lego workshop talking about microbial degradation of paracetamol in the environment. A group of 14 environmental chemists and local chemistry or environmental science volunteers worked on the stall over the 4 days. There were 27 other environmental science-themed stalls and the public and school groups had free entry to the Dynamic Earth exhibit at the same time. 7000 people came to the exhibit and the #unearthed2017 was the top twitter trend in Scotland over the weekend. A good time was had by all and we hope to have inspired some of the future generation of scientists and told them that chemistry is an exciting subject to help us understand and tackle the world’s environmental challenges. Follow the environmental chemistry group for future events, articles, meetings and information about the topics we are interested in: @RSC_ECG (or speak to Zoë).

Please see below for more photos from the event.

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Zoë and the team

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