Mike Encourages Local Schools to Sign Up to Bee Initiative

41492_0131Mike Weatherley, Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, recently joined the British Science Association and EDF Energy at an event in the House of Commons to promote the launch of The Great EDF Energy Experiment.

The Great EDF Energy Experiment is a new five-year initiative that was launched in partnership with the British Science Association, and is aimed at inspiring a new generation of science enthusiasts. This year the experiment – The Big Bumblebee Discovery – aims to inspire children to think differently about science subjects by giving them the opportunity to take part in a national scientific experiment. Participants will record information about bumblebees visiting lavender plants in the summer.

The initiative will use a large number of volunteers, each collecting a sample of data. The hope is that by encouraging a little effort from a large number of individuals, data can be collected quickly and efficiently to help answer scientific questions. More information for schools and children that wish to take part in The Big Bumblebee Discovery is available by clicking here.

Commenting, Mike said: “I was delighted to learn about The Great EDF Energy Experiment and the Big Bumblebee Discovery, which is a very worthwhile initiative. I know that EDF, with their large base in Hove, has a good record of working with local communities and so I hope that schools in both Hove and Portslade will sign up to this interesting summer experiment.”