A huge thank you to our amazing partners, volunteers, delegates, supporters, and everyone that took part in our programmes in 2021!
This year the partnership has had a blast experimenting with new hybrid formats and trying new programmes like the first ever European Bioblitz and the UK’s first residential pesticide amnesty!
Nature has continued to play such an important role in our health and wellbeing this year, and never before has the urgent need for its conservation and recovery been so apparent. There is still much work to be done to inspire people to take action for nature, and there are lots of ways to get involved in 2022!
- In 2022, we are excited to be running our first Festival of Nature open call inviting community groups, businesses individuals to get involved in the Festival from the 10th – 18th June 2022. Find out more here: festivalofnature.org.uk
- Join the NHC team – We’re looking for a Communications and Programmes Assistant to join our small friendly team! Find out more about the role here. Applications close 3rd
We hope that you’ll be able to get involved in our events, activities, and conferences next year!
Here are some of our 2021 highlights…
125+ pieces of original content were created for the Festival of Nature including podcasts, films, live online events and community content.
661 delegates joined us at our September Communicate conference featuring over 100 speakers across the 2 days.
8,000+ wildlife observations were submitted for the Bristol and Bath region’s City Nature Challenge
53,000+ wildlife observations from 43 countries were submitted as part of the first European BioBlitz, a 400% increase in iNaturalist activity!
72 people joined us in Bristol for the UK’s first domestic Pesticide Amnesty, handing in 102 products
46 events took place across the West of England as part of Great Big Green Week.
10 community leaders and university researchers came together to explore their paths to working with nature as part of the Making Connections project in partnership with the Black Seeds Network.
Thank you for your support in 2021!
The Natural History Consortium Team
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action. Reg Charity 1123432