Monday, 12 May 2014

'The Big Bumblebee Experiment Discovery'

The Pod are running the Big Bumblebee Discovery from June 2014 to observe the diversity of bumblebees in the UK.

Working with The British Science Association and The Centre of Ecology & Hydrology to run The Big Bumblebee Discovery, which will gather data and test the hypothesis that the diversity of bumblebees is affected by their immediate surroundings and the wider landscape.

They're looking for budding young scientist who can help them with the search and analysis of the bumblebees in the UK.

This is a great project which is being run for schools and community groups, but also for individuals.

The Big Bumblebee Discovery is an experiment which involves observing bees and their behaviour. They need as many young people as possible from across the UK to join in and share their findings – a method called Citizen Science where masses of people act as scientists by gathering data.

The experiment will look to understand the type and volume of bumblebees across the UK and how this may be impacting crop pollination.

They will be asking you to collect and feedback data to us from June throughout August 2014.

They have lots of curriculum-linked teaching resources to make running the experiment easy, as well as the opportunity to win a visit to your school from our celebrity ambassador Dallas Campbell.

The first 3000 Pod schools who sign up to take part in The Big Bumblebee Discovery will receive a lavender plant plus a pack with posters, stickers, pencils, logbooks and more!

So if your a teacher, part of a community group, or even a budding young eco-warrior/scientist, why not sign up today! You could be helping #savethebees today!!