The Zoology society is great for anyone with an interest in animals and conservation; you certainly don't have to study Zoology to join us! As a society, we aim to combine fun socials with academic talks and conservation projects and we provide a great way to meet like-minded people as well as some good opportunities to attend CV-boosting events!
Your £2 membership fee will get you into our socials for a cheaper price; this includes (but is definitely not limited to!): animal-themed fancy-dress nights out, a charity pub quiz, a Christmas meal and a day trip to the Manchester Aquarium. Our charity pub quiz supports our chosen charity, The Wildlife Protection Foundation.
Membership will also get you into our lecture series for free. This semester we are running a "Wet 'n' "Wild" themed lecture series, which aims to take you on a journey from lakes and ponds with amphibians, through rivers with trout and turtle ecology and out into the oceans with sawfish. These short lectures are a fun and insightful way to learn about current conservation work, and are suitable for people of all Zoology knowledge; you don't have to have studied Zoology to enjoy these short talks!
We have recently teamed up with the Heritage Lottery funded "From Grey to Green" project, which aims to promote conservation and greenspaces in and around Manchester while working with disabled young adults. We are hoping to have an introductory talk to this project late in semester one, with the aim to send small groups of society members out into the community early in semester two. This is not only a great CV-boosting opportunity, but is also a great way to get hands-on conservation experience!
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