The University Mammal Challenge
What mammal species live on your campus? How many are there? The Mammal Society, in association with A Focus on Nature, would love to know! We’re looking for teams of students from Universities across the UK to take part in surveying for mammals on their campus. Win prizes and contribute to UK mammal conservation by putting a team together and joining our first annual University Mammal Challenge.
Teams of students will record as many mammals as possible between the 1st January and 30th June 2017. There are only three rules to consider when forming a team:
- Team members must be a current student.
- There may be no more than 5 members to a team, but a university may enter more than one team.
- Team leaders must be a member of the Mammal Society.
Not a member? No problem. Participants can join the Mammal Society for the discounted price of £10 – that’s nearly 50% off the usual price! Discounted memberships are not listed on the Society’s joining page. For more information on how to take advantage of this offer and how to register teams, contact unichallenge@themammalsociety.
Once you’ve signed-up, you’ll receive a Challenge pack, which will give all the details you need to get up-and-running. There may also be opportunities to work with local mammal groups and experts on additional surveys, and get experience of additional survey methods. And it’s a competition, so there will be prizes!
To sign up, or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the deadline for team submission has now been extended to Saturday 10th December.
So what’re you waiting for? Get a team together, sign-up, and find out who’s sharing your campus!
Good luck, and happy mammal watching!