Past Projects

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

In My Nature

In My Nature

For many of us time outdoors was a lifeline through the Covid pandemic as we discovered the green spaces on our doorsteps, sharing these experiences online via social media. The 'In My Nature' project set out to gather and analyse user generated content on Twitter and Instagram, focusing on images depicting people ‘connecting with nature’, addressing a number of research questions. 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

In September 2021, The Natural History Consortium ran the world's very first continent-wide European BioBlitz. This was a 48-hour citizen science project, encouraging researchers and the public to work together in a race against the clock to record as much wildlife as possible. The European BioBlitz was part of INTERSECTIONS - an international collaboration for European Researchers Night.
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Show and Tell

Show and Tell

In June 2021, we worked with both undergraduate and postgraduate UWE students to co-create a 'Show and Tell' Nature hybrid event as part of the Festival of Nature. With the aid of workshops and support from the project leaders, students worked in small collaborative groups to develop engaging Show and Tell activities, encouraging viewers to take action for nature. Eight high quality films of the activities were produced and broadcast during the online festival programme, which encouraged audiences to learn about the natural world and take part at home.

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Antarctica Day

Antarctica Day

Antarctica Day 2020 was a chance for the Festival of Nature audience to engage with the history, natural history and science of Antarctica. Aimed at an online audience to learn about the current issues facing the continent and to find out why and how people are working there. Organisations that took part included: Avon Wildlife Trust, Bristol City Council, BBC, University of Bristol, University of Bath, WWT, and University of the West of England.
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BioBlitz Conference Archive

BioBlitz Conference Archive

In previous years BioBlitzers from all over the country have assembled in Bristol to discuss our successes, challenges, and how BioBlitz can be used as a tool for public engagement and wildlife surveying. Find out what happened here.
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Festival of Nature Digital

Festival of Nature Digital

During the whole Festival of Nature week 2019, for the very first time, people from all over the globe were able to enjoy a curated selection of talks, events and screenings from the Festival of Nature inside a special, free online version of the festival hosted digitally through a collaboration with our partners at University of Bath and using the iVent platform. This unique experience included live feeds from Bath and Bristol Festival of Nature weekends and live streams from evening events taking place during the week.
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