Outreach

Talks

  • Talk on "Ancient DNA", Spritz of Science
  • Climate change board game presentation at the Zoology Museum, Cambridge
  • Climate change board game activity at the Zoology Museum, Cambridge
  • Talk for the International Women's Day 2020, Science Festival, Museum of Zoology, Cambridge
  • “Climate change” talk and boardgame activity for the Zoology Club  workshop at the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge (April 2020 – postponed due to COVID-19)
  • Speaker for “Animal Cabaret” event at the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge Science Festival. (20th March 2020 – postponed due to COVID-19)
  • “Climate change is not a game… but what if it was?” virtual talk organised by the Postdoc of Cambridge Society (16th April 2020)
  • “Back to the future: species distribution through time”, outreach talk within the “Celebrating Women in Science and Conservation” event at the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge Science Festival. (7th March 2020) Video below.
  • “Climate change” talk and boardgame activity with Year 10-12 students, within the “Meet the expert” program at the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. (26th February 2020)
  • “Ancient DNA”, outreach talk within the AIRIcerca Cambridge Chapter Spritz of Science series. (2nd February 2020)
  • Talks on the topic of evolutionary biology at Kettlefield Primary School, Dullingham, Newmarket. (March 2019)
  • Talks on the topic of “Genes, culture and diet: unbreakable links“ to high school students in Trieste and Bologna within the project “Un pozzo di scienza”, organized by Hera and Regione Emilia-Romagna. (March 2015)
  • Talks on the topics of Prehistory, Human Evolution, and Biological Evolution for classes ranging between Key Stages 3 and 4 Scuola Pontificia Pio IX, Roma (2003, 2004, 2005)

volunteering for outreach events

  • Pint of Science Cambridge 2020: Organiser within “Our Planet” team (December 2019 – May 2020 – postponed to September due to COVID-19 )
  • Spritz of Science 2019-2020 series: co-organiser of the AIRIcerca Cambridge chapter monthly outreach events, held under the name of “Spritz of Science” (December 2019 – June 2020).
  • Darwin Day 2020: Organiser of an outreach event on the topic of Charles and Emma Darwin on behalf of AIRIcerca Cambridge chapter, held at Darwin College (16th February 2020)
  • Twilight Festival 2019: volunteer for the Botanical Garden for visitor reception and guiding activities (5th February 2019)

Interviews and media coverage

Other

Graphics and painting

I had the pleasure to design a few logos, namely for the Evolutionary Ecology Group (University of Cambridge), for the 25th year anniversary of the Happy Hour of the Department of Zoology (University of Cambridge), for AIRIcerca Cambridge chapter and for its outreach event series “Spritz of Science”.
I also had the honour to contribute with two tiles painted by me to the permanent nature-inspired art exhibition in the Zoology Department (University of Cambridge).
Finally, I curated the graphics of “Climate Change – the board game“, that I created based on my work in the Evolutionary Ecology Group (University of Cambridge).

  • Climate change - the board game