Reed warbler in long grasses

Zoology Live! 2022

Large white butterfly on a pink flower
(c) Matt Lowe

It is that time of year again – time for us to celebrate our Zoology Live! festival at the Museum of Zoology. We have an exciting line up of livestreams and activities, culminating in the BioBlitz at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, where you can put what you have learnt about local wildlife to the test.

Our Zoology Live! YouTube livestreams are taking place on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June at 7pm.

Want to receive reminders of when the livestreams are taking place? Sign up on Eventbrite and we will send you the links direct to your inbox.

Zoology Live: Wildlife of the Past

Tuesday 21 June, 7-8pm

Explore the Museum’s collections, what they can tell us about the wildlife of the past and how this helps us protect wildlife today. We will be joined by experts Evie Crouch, who will be sharing the work on the Butterflies through Time project uncovering what our collections can tell us about British butterflies past and present, and Jack Ashby, who will be answering your questions about the amazing world of Australian mammals. We have lots of fun activity ideas on making your own collections and more, so plenty to interest all the family.

Zoology Live: Understanding Wildlife Today

Wednesday 22 June, 7-8pm

Find out about the techniques used to monitor wildlife, and research into understanding biodiversity and how to protect it. We will be joined by experts Dr Julia Mackenzie who will be sharing her work monitoring British birds, and Dr Ed Turner who will be answering your questions about his work on the insect life of rainforests. We also have some top tips on supporting your local wildlife, and will be discovering some of the wildlife living in the Botanic Garden.

Reed warbler in long grasses
Reed warbler (c) Matt Lowe

Zoology Live! 2022 Prize Draw

We would love to know what you think of our Zoology Live! programme. Complete our online survey after watching (made available through our notifications and in the comments on YouTube) and enter your email address and we will enter you into a prize draw for a selection of beginner wildlife surveying equipment. Full terms and conditions can be downloaded here:

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