Eco Soc

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EcoSoc is one of the largest societies on campus, and aims to give everyone the opportunity to learn about nature, experience Cornish wildlife, gain skills in ecology and conservation, help local projects and raise the profile of wildlife to everyone. We have lots of different events to get involved with, such as moth trapping, mammal trapping, bird walks, bat walks, ID sessions, habitat management and socials. We also work with outside organisations such as the National Trust to provide practical work experience for our members, and co-produce a wildlife documentary series filmed in Cornwall called NatureWatch with Wild Doc Soc which has been very successful!

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EcoSoc Trailer from Oscar Furness on Vimeo.

 

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Events

Mon 16th September

EcoSoc: Committee Meet & Greet
16th September 2pm - 3pm
TBC
Come and say hi to this year’s Ecosoc committee! We’re really excited to meet everyone and want to hear your ideas for events we can run in the year!

Tue 17th September

EcoSoc: Pond Dipping
17th September 11am - 12:30pm
AMATA Pond (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
Meet outside the exchange to explore life beneath the water at our campus pond, from the vast array of insects to the occasional newt, this is a great opportunity to see some of the secret watery life on campus.

Wed 18th September

EcoSoc: Moth Trapping
18th September 8am - 9am
Penryn Campus (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
Come along for a chance to see moths up close and learn just how great they really are! Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors.
EcoSoc: Adder Walk
18th September 10am - 2pm
Windmill Farm, Helston (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
A relaxed and informative walk around an adder hotspot on the Lizard Peninsula, where there’s some metal sheets out to encourage herptiles, such as adders and slow worms! Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors.

Thu 19th September

EcoSoc: Plant Walk
19th September 11am - 12:30pm
Penryn Campus (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
Meet outside the exchange to find the fascinating side of local plants you never knew existed. This walk will be a great chance to explore more of the campus with Ecosoc while giving a surprising insight into some of the flowers you’ll pass everyday.
EcoSoc: Trophic Level Social!
19th September 8pm - 20th September 1pm
Falmouth Town (Meet at Weatherspoons)
Our traditional fancy dress themed pub crawl! Freshers = primary producers/consumers, second years = secondary consumers and third years = top of the food chain!

Fri 20th September

EcoSoc: Camera Trap Workshop
20th September 2pm - 4:30pm
Exchange Lecture Theatre
Come along to our camera trapping workshop - we'll be taking a walk around campus picking up some camera traps that have been set up for a few days, to see what wildlife we have caught on camera!
EcoSoc: Bat Walk
20th September 7pm - 10pm
Walk beginning on campus and ending at College reservoir (Meet at the Exchange revolving doors)
Bats are some of the most incredible animals! Come along to our walk to learn all about British bats and see if we can spot a few species! Meet at the Exchange revolving doors [WEATHER DEPENDENT].

Sat 21st September

EcoSoc: Biology Brunch!
21st September 11am - 1:30pm
Palacio Lounge, Falmouth
Wacky about wildlife? Nuts about nature? Come have some brunch with EcoSoc! Meet like-minded people over some tasty food!

Mon 23rd September

EcoSoc: Mammal Trapping Set Up
23rd September 5pm - 7pm
Penryn Campus (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
Want to learn how to set up mammal traps? Come and help us to set up the traps for the next day! Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors.

Tue 24th September

EcoSoc: Bird Walk
24th September 10am - noon
Penryn & Campus, College & Argal Reservoir (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
Join us for a walk around College and Argal Reservoirs where we'll be looking out for the many bird species that call the Reservoirs 'home'. Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors.
EcoSoc: Chill Night Out
24th September 8pm - midnight
Falmouth Town (Meet at Weatherspoons)
Into nature? Want to meet fellow wildlife enthusiasts? Come along to a chill pub crawl around Falmouth with like-minded people!

Wed 25th September

EcoSoc: Mammal Trapping
25th September 7:30am - 9:30am
Penryn Campus (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
Come and join Ecosoc for a mammal trapping session on campus where you can find out how it’s done! You may even see some small mammals for yourself and see the process of recording the data. Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors.
EcoSoc: Seal Watching Trip
25th September 9:45am - 12:30pm
North Cornwall - Meet at the bus stops on campus.
Seals are on the agenda today! Hop on the minibus for a trip to a hotspot on the North coast and a quick hike up to the famous seal sightseeing spot! Up to 200 sea dogs can be spotted hauled up on the beach!
EcoSoc: Bat Walk
25th September 7pm - 10pm
Walk beginning on campus and ending at College reservoir (Meet at the Exchange revolving doors)
Bats are some of the most incredible animals! Come along to our walk to learn all about British bats and see if we can spot a few species! Meet at the Exchange revolving doors [WEATHER DEPENDENT]

Thu 26th September

EcoSoc: Mammal Trapping
26th September 7:30am - 9:30am
Penryn Campus (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
Come and join Ecosoc for a mammal trapping session on campus where you can find out how it’s done! You may even see some small mammals for yourself and see the process of recording the data. Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors.
EcoSoc: Moth Trapping
26th September 8am - 9am
Penryn Campus (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
Come along for a chance to see moths up close and learn just how great they really are! Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors.
Eco Soc: ID Stall
26th September 9am - 4pm
Compass Social Street (Ground floor Exchange Building)
Drop by to test your knowledge of wildlife identification and natural history specimens in our fun quiz! It’s also a great chance to meet some of our committee and hear about all our plans for the next year!
EcoSoc: Bird Walk
26th September 10am - noon
Penryn & Campus, College & Argal Reservoir (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
Join us for a walk around College and Argal Reservoirs where we'll be looking out for the many bird species that call the Reservoirs 'home'. Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors.

Fri 27th September

EcoSoc: Mammal Trapping
27th September 7:30am - 9:30am
Penryn Campus (Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors)
Come and join Ecosoc for a mammal trapping session on campus where you can find out how it’s done! You may even see some small mammals for yourself and see the process of recording the data. Meet outside the Exchange revolving doors.
EcoSoc: Camera Trap Workshop
27th September 2pm - 4:30pm
Exchange Seminar Blue
Come along to our camera trapping workshop - we'll be taking a walk around campus picking up some camera traps that have been set up for a few days, to see what wildlife we have caught on camera!
The Big EcoSoc Quiz
27th September 8pm - 10pm
Exchange Lecture Theatre
Dare to attempt the toughest wildlife quiz on campus? Come join us for an evening of snacks, drinks and putting your knowledge to the ultimate test! Groups of 5-6, prizes available!

Sat 28th September

EcoSoc: Rock Pooling
28th September 11am - 3pm
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Join us at Gyllyngvase beach for a search through the rockpools to see what we can find! We will be bringing some ID guides and trays so we can have a good look at the critters we uncover!

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Treasurer

Bird Rep

Campus Rep

Herpetile Rep

Invertebrate Rep

Mammal Rep

Member's Rep

Plants & Habitats Rep

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