Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A placement most fowl

by Sarah Lippett, BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology

Helping with the flamingo catch.
Photo: Sarah Lippett.
Where else can you help with a flamingo catch, paddle about on canoes, learn loads about plants, get brilliant bird I.D skills, do some pond dipping with some school children, hold some ducks and other wildfowl and get to see small song birds up really close? During my placement year I was very lucky to work with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at their centre in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire. 

Devon Wildlife Trust Placements, September 2014

A snake skeleton. Photo: Hayley Partridge.
Here's the latest account of placement activity with Devon Wildlife Trust by three of our Conservation Biology students: Hayley Partridge, Jordan Holmes and Daniel Hosking. In September, they investigated potential new county wildlife sites, carried out hedgerow and marsh fritallery larval surveys, did a bit of soil analysis at Plymouth University, and various other things...

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Volunteer with the Plymouth Woodland Project

Based in the School of Biological Sciences, the Plymouth Woodland Project is a citizen science project running a year-round programme to engage the public with woodland ecology and scientific research. 

We are looking for volunteers to help run outreach sessions with schools so we can reach more young people. In return you will receive training, excellent experience for your CV, and opportunities to develop your communication, leadership and taxonomy skills. You'll also have the opportunity to make a tangible difference to children's lives and how they respond to the natural world.

To find out more contact