Wildlife Gardening Forum Conference - November 2014

28 November 2014 09:30 - 16:35

Location: Flett Lecture Theatre, Natural History Museum, Kensington, London, UK.

Event description

The next conference of the Wildlife Gardening Forum will be on 28th November 2014 in the Flett Lecture Theatre of the Natural History Museum in London. There are places available, but the venue is limited in its capacity, so please book soon.

The fee for the conference is £35, which includes a good (vegetarian friendly) lunch and refreshments through the day.

Provisional programme

9.30 Registration and coffee
10.05 Welcome Justin Morris Director of Public Engagement NHM
10.20 Catherine Burton Surrey WLT - Biological Recording: More than just a Hobby: from Research to Planning, The Role of Biological Recording in providing an Invaluable Evidence Base.
10.40 Adam Bates & Lucy Robinson Birmingham University and NHM - A comparison of mass participation and amateur expert citizen science projects: Bugs Count and the Garden Moth Scheme
11.00 Jane Adams The National Garden Bioblitz
11:20 Angie Julian Amphibian and Reptile Groups of UK and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation - Diving into the record pool - finding new ways to engage the public with the amphibians and reptiles in their own backyard.
11.40 Coffee
12.00 Richard Bashford RSPB - The Big Garden Birdwatch - engaging people and using results
12.20 Kate Risely BTO - The BTO Garden BirdWatch: New Discoveries
12.40 Phoebe Maund Citizen Science Project Motivation - Study using Garden Wildlife Health
1.00 LUNCH
2.00 Workshop: Priorities for garden science and monitoring
3.00 Francis Ratnieks Sussex University - Accuracy of the identification of flower visiting insects by volunteers, and the effects of different types of training
3.20 Ben Williams & Phil Baker Reading University - The prickly problem of monitoring hedgehogs; a citizen science approach
3.40 David Wembridge PTSE - Living with Mammals: mammal data from gardens and other urban green spaces.
4.00 Formal Conference Finish
4.10 Resume of Forum progress and discussion about next steps for the Forum
4.35 End

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Wildlife Gardening Forum

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