Biology students make posters as part of the assessment in various courses at the Department of biological Sciences. The students present at the bi-annual student poster session, and we make the posters available at the bioPITCH webpage. We aim towards making student course products real life products, something that they can showcase, and maybe link to their CV.
We were therefore really enthusiastic when the Heathland Centre at Lygra approached us to display the student posters in their museum. The museum found that some of the student posters touch upon topics relevant for their visitors, and they wanted to display the posters. This is the feedback we got from the Heathland Centre:
The Heathland Centre is foremost a museum dedicated to the coastal heathlands of Norway and the traditional way of farming in this landscape. Moreover, the Heathland Centre is also actively participating in research, and increasingly so. New research is therefore playing a major role in our current outreach, but also in our planning of our future exhibition. The student posters are therefore a valuable part of the Heathland Centre, especially the ones related to the biodiversity, carbon storage, and drought tolerance of coastal heathlands (and much more!). The student posters have a lot of easy access information, with simple graphs, lots of pictures and precise and easy to read text, which makes it an important source of new information for a wide range of museum visitors.
We are really excited that the student posters are reaching a broader audience!