BioBlitz 2024, 18 May

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Join us as we race against the clock on campus to document as many species as possible and attempt to beat last years record.

BioBlitz is an interactive, participatory, one-day event bringing together families, school groups, and local community members to engage in nature-based learning with University of Kent students, scientists, and local wildlife experts (e.g. Kent Wildlife Trust; Butterfly Conservation; Kent Moth Group). Hosted by the School of Anthropology and Conservation’s Sustainability Working Group and the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), the aim of the event is to record as many species of wildlife as possible on campus.

But BioBlitz is more than just a scientific survey; it’s a celebration of life in all its forms. As we race against the clock to uncover and document as many species as possible within the University of Kent campus, we’ll be uncovering the secrets of our natural world and gaining invaluable insights into the intricate web of life.

Whether you’re a seasoned nature enthusiast or simply curious about the wonders of the outdoors, there’s something for everyone at BioBlitz 2024. From thrilling nature detective trails to enchanting pond dipping adventures, and engaging species surveys, there’s no shortage of excitement and learning opportunities. During BioBlitz 2023, we recorded 322 species on campus, so that is the target to beat this year. Come join us this year to help us record 323 species!

Bioblitz Saturday 18 May 8:00-20:00

Meet us at the Coyler-Fergusson Hall, on the University of Kent in Canterbury on Saturday 18 May where you can connect with like-minded individuals, explore interactive stalls hosted by our esteemed partnership organizations, and deepen your understanding of conservation efforts.

Curious to see what BioBlitz is all about? Check out this video from our 2023 event.

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Register and be part of an unforgettable experience that celebrates the beauty and diversity of life in our part of this planet. 

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