The University of Birmingham was involved in the OPAL project from 2007 to 2013, leading our engagement work in the West Midlands.
About the university
Founded in 1900, Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.
Birmingham was named University of the Year 2014 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Birmingham and OPAL
OPAL's West Midlands team was based at the University of Birmingham's School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science and School of Bioscience.
It worked in association with a wide range of regional partners to engage local communities in discovering nature and taking part in OPAL activities.
The team also carried out local research projects on bees, birds, bats and moths and produced a number of scientific papers as well as resources for members of the public including:
- Moth ID guides
- How to build a bee hotel
- Bee research paper in PLoS ONE journal, 2011
- Moth research paper in PLos ONE journal, 2014