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University of Kent BioBlitz

The University of Kent BioBlitz is on Saturday 11th June 2022 from 8am-9.30pm. This event is open to all and anyone can take part, even if you have no previous biodiversity survey experience!

What is a BioBlitz and why are we hosting one at the University of Kent?

A BioBlitz is an interactive event, which is held to record as many living species as possible within a specific area, under a short amount of time. This data is created through collecting many biological surveys carried out by scientists, the public and volunteers, providing an excellent opportunity to get the local community involved with conservation.

The University of Kent presents a perfect location for a BioBlitz with the vast greenspaces, concentration of ecological specialists and close proximity to a city. It offers expert knowledge, biodiversity, and plenty of local people to participate. The event will involve collaboration between numerous local conservation and wildlife organisations, as well as the local community and students.

Check out this article written by members of our BioBlitz team to find out more!

What is the plan for the day?

The School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC) Sustainability Working Group will be hosting the University of Kent BioBlitz on Saturday 11th June 2022 from 8am-9.30pm. This event is open to all and anyone can take part, even if you have no previous biodiversity survey experience!

Numerous surveying sessions are scheduled throughout the day for all ranges of experience.

How do I get to the BioBlitz?

The BioBlitz hub will be located outside the Marlowe Building on the University of Kent Canterbury campus. Check out the campus map and guide or find the Marlowe Building on the map below (J13).

In the interest of sustainability, we are encouraging all attendees to walk, cycle or use public transport when accessing campus for the event. However, car parks are available should you require access by car. Please see the University’s transport page for all the necessary transport information.

Available facilities and things to bring

What facilities will be available for me to use?

  • Access to the Marlowe building toilets will be available. The campus Co-op shop will also be open.

What should I bring with me?

  • Appropriate footwear and rain-proof clothing, as the greenspaces on campus can be muddy and we will be doing the surveys whatever the weather.