Jo Smith’s interest in animals started in Kiribati, where as a child she spent many days on the reef and in rock-pools catching fish and poking things (gently) with sticks. She followed her interest in zoology through University, and ended up working in Trinidad for five years, catching tree-frogs to try to understand how the structures of their feet helped with their amazing climbing and sticking abilities. She has always been interested in the links between form and function and will be exploring this in her ‘Skulls Detectives’ session at Talks in the Trees. She currently works at the University of Bangor in Wales, where she works as a lecturer in Zoology, hopefully inspiring the next generation of scientists to continue out into the world and poke more things with sticks in order to understand how they work.
Saturday, performance time 11:30.
Talks in the Trees.