The education committee of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour is excited to announce that it will be collaborating with Soapbox Science next year to bring Animal Behaviour experts in UK streets! ASAB was founded in 1936 to promote the study of animal behavior. The education committee supports teachers in schools and colleges by providing free, fabulous and well thought out resources. Our Education Officer visits schools to give talks and run practicals about animal behaviour, and our committee members are always on hand to advise on scientific research methods and the behaviour of the animals we study.
Animal behavior is an innately fascinating and engaging subject, which helps to explain the world around us and our place in it. Everyone can identify and draw comparisons between their own behaviours and those of other animals, wild and domestic. We live surrounded by close animal companions. We also have a responsibility to promote the ethical treatment and conservation of animals.
By bringing this brilliant subject to the streets and helping increase the profile of women in science, we also want to inspire young scientists, and improve awareness of the wealth of research that is conducted by women in STEMM. Alongside these aims, we want to encourage people to take note of the animal behaviours they see around them, and perhaps reflect upon how these behaviours have a greater meaning for themselves: explore your inner animal!