FUTURES ON AIR: Our Shared Planet

What is a wildfire? Can we stop the climate crisis? What’s your favourite animal? These are some of the questions discussed when researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth University spent an afternoon with children at Soundart Community Radio station. Children are keen to understand and talk about climate change and to think of ways to make a positive impact, no matter how small. Listen in to children talking with marine biologist Dr Ines Lange telling stories about the importance of coral reefs, mathematician Rayanne Vitali who explains how she combined her interests of maths and ecology to research wildfires, geographer Dr Kate Baker who studied bugs in Bornean streams, and geologist Dr Jodie Fisher who discusses how fossils can tell us about our past climate.

Members of Bath Radio, Phonic FM (Exeter), Soundart Radio (Totnes) and Radio St Austell Bay identified topics that are important to them and were paired up with exciting university researchers working in those areas.

The programmes were made with Stellaria Media and broadcast on Bath Radio, Soundart Radio (Totnes), Radio St Austell Bay and Devon Stream in a celebratory radio festival on November 27th & 28th.

This European Researchers’ Night project is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.