Schools impact study

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This project is for schools participating in a study of the value of different types of engagement activity, and the wider benefits of school engagement.

During 2019, we will be working with primary schools throughout the North East of England. This is part of project looking at whether being involved in the MammalWeb project has a positive impact on teachers, school pupils, and their parents. We'll be looking at three different measures of impact:

1) Knowledge of UK mammals.

2) An individual's connection to nature.

3) Science capital (how exposed a child is to science).

Schools in the project will be lent a camera trap to use on their school grounds for one month. They will also have either a training session for teachers, or a workshop for school pupils. In these sessions, we tell them more about how and why we use camera traps, and the species we capture on them. We will be assessing what impact being involved in the MammalWeb project has on participants by using short, simple questionnaires.

Below, you'll find all of the schools participating in the project. Click on "More" underneath any school to see how many photos they have uploaded/classified, and what species they have captured. To classify photos from any of the schools listed below, or from the project as a whole, click "Classify This Project".

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If you have any questions about the project please don't hesitate to contact us at:

This project has the following subprojects:

St Josephs Catholic Primary (Stanley)

St Pius Xth RCVA Primary School

Wolsingham Primary School

Shotley Bridge Primary School

St Margarets CE Primary School

Byers Green Primary School

St Wilfrids R.C.V.A. Primary School

Esh C of E Primary School

St Cuthberts RC Primary School

Willington Primary and Nursery School

Catchgate Primary School

Nettlesworth Primary School

Roseberry Primary School

Shotton Primary School

Bowburn Infant and Junior School

Leadgate Primary School

Esh Winning Primary School

Middlestone Moor Primary School

Kingsley Primary School

Normanby Primary School

Beverley School for Autism

Hemlington Hall Academy

Grangetown Primary School

Oakdene Primary School

Our Lady of the Rosary RCVA Primary

Easington C of E Primary School

Wingate Primary School