These encourage individuals and organisations to promote ecological science to a wider audience through the organisation of public engagement events in ecology. Grants support projects that:
•increase public understanding of, and engagement with, ecology;
•stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society;
•inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested;
•develop skills in communicating the science of ecology.
Individuals and organisations, including society members, researchers, schools, museums, libraries and community groups, may apply. Objectives must be aimed at a non-academic audience and provide a clear demonstration of direct interaction with the public.
Grants are worth up to £2,000 each.