A key part of the Bioblitz is the first part of day one when we involve local schools in identifying wildlife at the site. It’s important to us that local pupils visit so they get an opportunity to make the most of their nearby green spaces.
It’s well known that people with access to good quality green spaces have better mental and physical health and by having an opportunity to be involved in such a big science project, we hope to encourage the next generation of scientists.
So this month we’ve been starting to make contact with some local schools to secure their involvement in the project. Early indications are encouraging, but we need to keep in contact to ensure we get the right number of people joining in on the day.