Saturday, September 21st, 1pm to 4pm.
For the first event of the semester we’re going to be hosting a litter pick at Kelvingrove Park in support of Keep Scotland Beautiful ‘s Week of Action. We’ll also be hosting a potluck picnic afterwards in the park for a chance for everyone to meet the committee and other members of the society before lectures start!!
The Upstream Battle Campaign on #MarineLitter aims to encourage everyone across the Clyde River catchment to understand the pathway of litter to the ocean, and to take action to prevent litter ending up in the sea.
80% of all marine litter comes from land, where litter is washed into gutters, blown into streams or discarded. This means that litter in our streets and parks is not only costly to clean up but is a threat to the marine environment. With 12.7 tonnes of litter and plastic reaching our oceans each year, the solution is prevention. That’s why we’re joining the Upstream Battle campaign to remind everyone that we need to stop litter at source.
There are also opportunities for individuals, community groups, schools and businesses to get involved, with activities including awareness raising, taking action by doing a litter survey and
clean up or taking part in the Eco-Schools linked activities.
For more information, please visit: http://ow.ly/z1b750vw8ns
Facebook event is here if you would like to join it.
Froglife Focus Group: The Scale of the Problem
Boyd Orr Buidling Room 407 (LT A)
Always wanted to have your say on conservation issues? Now is your chance! Come along to Froglife Focus Group at 7pm on 25th February and take part in the discussion on amphibians, reptiles and other wildlife, as well as conservation and charities in general. Continue reading
Anthony McCluskey – Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Anthony McCluskey has worked at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust for the past two years, where he is the Outreach Officer. His job involves delivering educational events such as walks and talks, and producing articles for the Trust’s website, newsletters and other publications. Continue reading
Photo by Thomas Endlein
Thomas Endlein – Tropical Rainforests
Boyd Orr Building – Room 513 (Lecture Theatre D)
Thomas Endlein is an expert in insect and amphibian biomechanics, traveller and science photographer. Here’s what he says about his talk for Zoological Society: Continue reading