James Borrell is a biodiversity scientist and science communicator researching how people and nature can adapt to environmental change.

Explore 2015: Isn’t research just for scientists?

I’ve written many, many times about how fantastic the annual Explore weekend is, held at the Royal Geographical Society.

This year was no different, my personal highlights included the whirlwind tour of all the things we don’t know from Sam Jones (for example, the Nechisar nightjar known from only a single wing!).

That was closely followed by Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop‘s incredibly moving talk about connecting schools in the middle east with those in the UK (it’s called My Voice My School, if you want to find out more).

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to say a few words too, and Matt Burke kindly caught a little bit of it on camera, below.

Here’s looking forward to next year!