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What's Under Your Feet?
The Pod's exciting citizen science campaign is back for another year! They are calling on schools across the UK to tell them what’s living in the soil beneath your playing fields or local green space for an important scientific study for the British Trust for Ornithology. It’s easy to take part and children will love being citizen scientists and working outside of the classroom.
What do they need you to do?
Sign up to take part
Conduct a dig and soil/invertebrate survey in October, March and June*
Upload your data to the Pod
They've got all the resources you need including a short instructional video and quick guide to help you get organised.
Why take part? It's an exciting and engaging curriculum-linked activity, that requires minimal preparation. * This year you can take part at any time during October, March or June. The scientists would like as much data as possible, but don't worry if you can only complete one dig - it's still an important contribution.