Somehow, at a recent DARG (Devon Apicultural Research Group) meeting I was landed with the task of leading a discussion on Bee Hearing on Sunday 21st. This is a subject on which I know very little and I’m not skilled at presentation or teaching techniques. If anybody has any knowledge or suggestions, please let me know.
I won’t do a powerpoint presentation as the lights will have to go down and, when that happens, so do the eyelids! The first time I met apprentice Sarah, it was at a DARG seminar on Pollen and she made an electricity-free powerpoint. It was brilliant and she got us all involved and participating rather than sitting, slumping and dozing. I might do what I used to do at work and use powerpoint to get my ideas down succinctly and in the right order, then print it out as a handout with space for people to make their own notes while I talk and try to get the audience talking back.
But first, I have to read up about it, possibly dating the sources as I get the impression that knowledge/opinions are changing. For example, back in the 1970s I was told that the Johnston’s Organ was an air-speed indicator; now it is thought to be an ear.
I have 10 days to juggle with ideas and information during which I have a very busy daytime schedule. Help!