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Biological Sciences

Marwell's Zany Zebras sculpture trail Event

Zebraversity, our Zany Zebra
Date:
16 July 2016 - 17 September 2016
Venue:
Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email zanyzebras@marwell.org.uk .

Event details

This summer, the University of Southampton is taking part in Marwell Wildlife's Zany Zebras sculpture trail, bringing biodiversity research into Southampton city centre.

Visitors can learn more about biodiversity at our sponsored zebra sculpture, Zebraversity. There will be a series of events held next to the sculpture throughout the summer.

Zebraversity is number 37 in Marwell's Zany Zebra's sculpture trail, and is located next to the Queen's Peace fountain in East Park. Download the map on the Marwell's Zany Zebras website.

These events will be run by BioBlitz interns Megan Holgate (MEcol Ecology) and Oliver Cockroft (BSc (Hons) Biology).

Events will run from 10:00am until 16:00pm. Find out more about our events in the table below.

Date Event Details
Saturday 16 July Arts and Crafts Garden Make beautiful flowers to ‘plant’ in our homemade garden.
Saturday 23 July & Monday 25 July Animal Sports Day Can you jump further than a frog? Do you think you’re faster than a hare? Come and compete against the records set by your local wildlife!
Monday 1 August Pen Pot Butterflies Create useful and dazzling butterflies to hold all of your stationery! You can even bring your own recycling to be used (for example, loo rolls).
Monday 8 August Grassy Hedgehogs Make a snuffly friend, then take them home and watch their growing grassy spines!
Monday 15 August Bug Hotels Everyone needs a place to sleep, even our minibeast friends in your garden. Come and make them somewhere cosy to stay all year round!
Saturday 20 August General Public's BioBlitz Much like the University of Southampton’s annual Highfield Campus BioBlitz, this is a chance to get out and about looking for as many different species as possible in East Park with the help of some experts. This session is aimed primarily at adults.
Monday 22 August Children's BioBlitz Now it’s time for the children to hunt for local wildlife! Get out in East Park and find as many bugs as possible.
Monday 29 August Birdfeeders Using recycled materials, create some snazzy birdfeeders to hold some food for our feathered friends. Feel free to bring your own items to use.
Saturday 10 September Bird Watching and Kite Making Look for the most interesting bird you can find, and then see if you can recreate it in kite form.
Saturday 17 September Tree Bark Challenge Can you collect prints of each tree type?
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