The research competition (from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust) provides students with an amazing insight into the ‘real world’ of conservation and research. Students get access to scientific data collected through the Trust’s Big BeeWalk citizen science project. They also get to produce their own unique research project contributing to the understanding of bumblebees.
Students have to think outside of the box for the Big BeeWalk competition. The idea is to find a unique piece of research. Can you come up with a research question that is a little different? Zooming in and looking at something really specific or zooming out to see if there is a relationship between multiple data sets. The whole idea is to try to find your own unique bit of research.
The Big BeeWalk competition is open to students aged 11–19, attending school in the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland. Students can enter as an individual, or as part of a team of up to four students. More than one entry may be made by a school and college as long as each entry is made up of different students.
The competition is open until Friday 7 February 2020.
More information is available at www.bumblebeeconservation.org/new-research-competition