Past Projects

Take a look back at the Natural History Consortium’s previous projects and programmes.

Making Connections

Making Connections

Autumn 2021 Our Making Connections project was delivered in partnership with the Black Seeds Network. Together we ran two Photovoices Workshops, which brought together ten different voices to explore their different paths to working with nature either in their professional, volunteering or academic lives.
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In our Nature

In our Nature

Autumn 2021 For many of us time outdoors has been a lifeline through the Covid-19 pandemic as we have discovered the green spaces on our doorsteps, sharing these experiences online via social media. This project set out to gather and analyse user generated content on Twitter and Instagram, focusing on images depicting people ‘connecting with nature’. The analysis aimed to address the following research questions:
  1. How do people portray their connections with nature on social media?
  2. Are specific depictions of nature connection more popular? (relaxing in nature / active pursuits in nature / care & concern for nature etc)
  3. Can we tell anything from the images about differences in nature connection between different groups?
The project also set out to pilot new formats for social media photo analysis using a volunteer led approach to data processing.
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Intersections European BioBlitz

Intersections European BioBlitz

Late Summer 2021 “Nature is vitally important and nature is in trouble, but we can all help with nature’s recovery by helping fill in the gaps in what we know about the species on our doorsteps. By observing nature nearby, everyone can support vital conservation research whilst connecting with nature and enjoying the outdoors.” This European wide BioBlitz was part of INTERSECTIONS an international collaboration for European Researchers Night and we are looking for organisations and community leaders across Europe to help get your local communities involved.
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