The Wild Side of Penglais Campus
On Saturday 11th May 2013 Penglais Campus will be put under the microscope in a frantic 24 hour science marathon to identify and catalogue as many varieties of living species as possible.
Staff, students and members of the public are invited to participate in a diverse programme of activities including those listed below.
See the current species count!
What is a Bioblitz?
The main aim of running this event is to increase staff, student and public perception of biodiversity.
Bioblitz events have been carried out in many places around the world, but the Penglais Bioblitz is just that bit more ambitious. Over the 24 hours there will be a full programme of activities which will run from midnight to midnight. As many of our flora and fauna species as possible will be identified and recorded; from microbes to man, from mice to mousse. No that’s not a misspelling; we are including the food on campus. Do you know just how many different species it takes to make a chocolate mousse? Get involved in Penglais Bioblitz and find out!
A programme of activities is now available. Most events will congregate in the entrance to the Edward Llwyd Building on the Penglais Campus (see map). Headquarters will be based in the ground floor laboratories of the Edward Llwyd Building. The organising panel is Dr Pippa Moore & Dr John Warren of IBERS and there will be a panel of experts on hand throughout the day, helping to identify those tricky specimens. The programme also includes a round-up of the day's events, some results and the organisers will lead a discussion on 'What has Biodiversity ever done for us?'
Students, experts with an interest and members of the general public are all welcome.