TV presenter and wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly has been announced as the new patron for Norwich Science Festival.
From filming with penguins to conservation work with elephants, Lizzie has a fierce passion for caring for our oceans and protecting our wild spaces. Her expertise and curiosity for the natural world has taken her around the globe, conducting research and making wildlife films.
Lizzie has worked as a presenter on Blue Planet Live Lessons, CBeebies, CBBC, National Geographic, BBC Two, Animal Planet and is a host on the BBC Earth Unplugged YouTube channel. She is also an ambassador for the Marine Conservation Society and the Jane Goodall Institute UK.
She is currently filming for a new online series to come out later this year which will cover everything from sharks and coral reefs to conservation stories in Kenya! She will also be embarking on a trip around the UK in the summer to highlight some of the UK’s most epic marine species.
Lizzie said: “It is a real honour to become a patron of Norwich Science Festival! Norwich Science Festival is full to the brim with exciting science experiments, shows, new discoveries and opportunities to explore. This will be my third year at NSF and I always look forward to seeing how it engages the younger generation by celebrating the wonder of the natural world around them. I really can’t wait for this year’s Festival!”
Natalie Bailey, Norwich Science Festival producer, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Lizzie is joining us as a patron. She’s an inspiration to all through her conservation work and TV presenting, and we can’t wait to welcome her back to the Festival.”
Lizzie joins the existing NSF patrons, presenter and evolutionary biologist Ben Garrod, now Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at UEA, and astronomer, presenter and author Mark Thompson.
Norwich Science Festival returns this October half-term (18–26 October), with headline sponsor Anglian Water, with hands-on science, inspiring talks, spectacular shows and ground-breaking research from the region. As well as the main Festival, there’s also a dedicated Learning Programme for schools, youth groups and home-educated learners, taking place 14–17 October at venues around Norwich plus outreach activities in schools.
To keep up-to-date with announcements, follow @NorwichSciFest on Twitter, or Norwich Science Festival on Facebook and Instagram, and keep an eye on norwichsciencefestival.co.uk for headline announcements in July and the full programme at the end of August.