The Natural History Museum is asking for the public’s help with a major new community science project ‘Nature Overheard’ this Earth Day -

Investigating the link between noise pollution and insect populations in the UK

On Earth Day (April 22), the Natural History Museum is launching a major new community science project ‘Nature Overheard’, investigating the link between noise pollution and insect populations. Community science (also known as citizen science) invites the public to actively contribute to the Museum's research by recording observations of wildlife which helps to gather vital data for scientists, helping them to better understand the natural world.

‘Nature Overheard’ emerged from a Museum appeal for students across the UK aged 11-14 to share their own research questions to investigate nature in the urban environment. The important question, ‘how can we make roads better for nature?’ was chosen. A selection of students then worked with Museum scientists to codesign an exciting and innovative research project. The team are now inviting the public to take part in their investigation to understand more about how insects are impacted by noise pollution. This study will help to support road developers, councils, and others to work together to make roads better for nature.

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Posted On: 20/03/2023

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