This year, LERN will be taking all interested members on a picnic in Regent’s park followed by a trip to the London Zoo!
Interested members will have to pay for their own ticket, but a student discount is available. LERN will provide food and beverages for the picnic. This will take place July 30th and we will be meeting at 12.30 in front of the Zoo.
If you are interested in joining us, email us your name and phone number at email@example.com with subject header “Zoo”.
This is a great opportunity to meet other fellow postgrads in a non-academic environment, so we hope to see many of you there!
The 2009 LERN field trip will provide interested members with the opportunity to visit part of the mammalian collection held in the Natural History Museum’s basement. Philippa Brewer, curator of the Mesozoic and Tertiary Mammals at the NHM has kindly agreed to give members a tour of the collection with special emphasis on the evolution of sea mammals.
The visits will be split into three dates (June 4th, June 5th and June 11th), with a possible June 12th date. The tour will start at 5:30 and last approximately one hour. Six places are available for each date, and those interested should email LERN with their name and contact information.
But hurry, there are only a few spots available!
Some snaps from the LERN jaunt to Kew are available here at our 2008 photo page. We had a sunny Saturday exploring the Gardens and enjoyed a leisurely cruise back on the riverboat. More photos to be added!
Trip to Kew Gardens
This year’s LERN Fun And Educational At The Same Time Field Trip will be held on Saturday 14th June 2008.
We will be spending the day at Kew Gardens, London, ending with an afternoon local pub trip and a riverboat back to central London. We’ve secured free entry for 25 students, and four non-students, so make sure you get in quick!
10:30 Meet at Kew Gardens for group admission (necessary for freebies!) – place to be announced.
Roam the Gardens. Your Committee has a completely optional Digital Scavenger Hunt planned for extra botany-related fun.
13:00 Meet other LERN members for lunch if you wish – venue in park to be decided.
16:00 Depart for local pub.
16:30/18:30 Riverboats depart back to London. Timetables and prices available on the Thames River Boat website.
If you’d like to come along and meet other LERN members, stroll the gardens, and have a fun day in the sun (sun not guaranteed), please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name, institution and student status. Partners and friends are welcome, although preferences for complimentary entry will be given to evolution students/researchers.
We’ll send out more information about meeting times/places once we have an idea of numbers.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Your LERN Committee