C1net at Wonder 2017

Published on 03/07/18 in Outreach

On Saturday 17th June 2017, The University of Nottingham hosted its own Community Open Day

Not even the hottest day of the year kept Nottingham families away from “Wonder” at the University of Nottingham on Saturday 17th June 2017.  Wonder is the University’s largest community engagement event and saw University Park transformed into a land of discovery and adventure with a packed schedule of free activities for all ages.

SBRC Nottingham and C1net presented ”Bugs, Biofuel and Biosphere” where various fun activities were used to show that not all microbes are bad and how some turn unwanted waste gases into fuels and chemicals. There was something for everyone: younger children had fun making placticine microbes inside an “anaerobic cabinet”, older ones raced against the clock to build bioethanol from molemods and parents were engaged by the biology of the bubbling bioreactor.

Around 6000 people attended the University event with an estimated 350 visiting our stand.​