The University Mammal Challenge
The 2018 University Mammal Challenge is currently underway! For updates follow Mammal Society students on twitter.
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 annual University Mammal Challenge.
Teams of students will record as many mammals as possible between the 1st January and 30th May 2018. 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 more than one team may enter per University.
- The team must be a member of the Mammal Society.
Not a member? No problem. Simply sign up ONLINE for a Student / Graduate membership. The team leader will be the point of contact between groups and the Society, but it’s a team effort so it’s a good idea to spread the cost amongst the entire team, if possible. If you’ve any questions on signing up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. The extended deadline for team registration is January 31st 2018.
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!