Our exciting citizen science campaign is back for another year!
We’re calling on schools across the UK to take part in an experiment to tell us what’s living in the soil beneath their playing fields or local green space, for an important scientific study for the British Trust for Ornithology.
Help scientists at the BTO understand the relationship between climate, the availability of invertebrates and how this impacts UK bird numbers and their migration patterns.
It’s easy to take part and children will love being citizen scientists and working outside of the classroom.
What do we need you to do?
- Sign up to take part
- Conduct a dig and soil/invertebrate survey in March and June*
- Upload your data to the Pod here
Already got your lesson plan, assembly and information pack? Find the Invertebrate Survey Sheet here.
*Prize Draw* Schools who submit data for any of the digs in WUYF 2018/19 will be entered to win a camera nest box and other goodies..! Find out more
*You can take part any time in March and June. The scientists would like as much data as possible, but don't worry if you can only complete one dig - it's still an important contribution.