BioBlitz University of Kent

University of Kent’s first BioBlitz event, Saturday 29 May

On Saturday 29 May the Sustainability Working Group in the School of Anthropology and Conservation is hosting the University of Kent’s first ever BioBlitz! This is open to every staff member, student and member of the public, whether you are a biodiversity expert or complete novice!

What is it?

A BioBlitz is an interactive event where as many species as possible are recorded in a short period of time. At the University of Kent, we will be focusing on the Canterbury Campus and the event will run from 8.00-21.30. The data will be collected by experts and volunteers together, which allows the University to gain a better understanding of its biodiversity, and the public to take part in citizen science and learn more about conservation. It will be a fantastic day out in nature, learning about the species we have present here in Kent.

Learn more about what a BioBlitz is and why we are hosting one.

How to get involved

Find out all the information you need to know on our BioBlitz web page! Here you can check out the timetable and sign up to one of the biodiversity activities.

When you arrive on the day, head to the front of the Marlowe building on Central Campus, where you will find the central Hub. All activities will begin from this point including walks to survey amphibians, insects, birds, bats, mammals and plants. It is important that you sign up for these events ahead of attending so that we can monitor numbers and ensure your safety within COVID guidelines. However, should any activities be sold out, we still encourage you to attend should we have any dropouts.

Furthermore, if you don’t sign up to event but you’re spending time on campus on the 29, please tweet us pictures of any species you find and our experts will be on hand to identify them!

Keep updated

Be sure to follow the Sustainability Working Group social media for updates about the event. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.