What is the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme?
In short, the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme is a national initiative across several universities to raise awareness for the plight of hedgehogs and formulate practical steps to improve their habitats across a variety of campuses. Read the links below for more information about the work they carry out.
Click here for an article on the University of Liverpool joining the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme.
Click here for an article on the University of Liverpool being awarded the Bronze Accreditation by the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme.
Click here to access our seasonal magazine, the Gentian: Spring 2020
How can I help?
With estimates suggesting that we have lost around 50% of our British hedgehogs since the turn of the millennia, raising awareness will be key to ensuring their survival. However, there is more you can do at home.
Here is a great guide from the Hedgehog Preservation Society which takes you through some simple steps you should take if you find an injured or vulnerable hedgehog in your garden.
Want to contribute? Why not sign a petition drafted by Hugh Warwick to create more hedgehog highways across the country. Follow this link to sign the petition.
The most important thing that any individual can do to benefit hedgehogs is to provide safe nesting sites for them to make their new home. Below you will find two links to videos from the University of Liverpool's Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme which show you how to make hedgehog homes in your outdoor spaces.
The Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme have also provided a worksheet to show you How to make a Hedgehog Home.
Tips and Demos
Follow this link to watch Vikki from the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme demonstrate a few tips to help hedgehogs in your garden.
Follow this link to watch Stephanie from the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme demonstrate how to check whether you have hedgehogs in your garden.
Follow this link to watch Zoe, Hedgehog Champion for the University of Liverpool, demonstrate how to make a hedgehog home in your outdoor areas.
Activites for the home
Both our education team and the friendly folk from the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme have produced a collection of great activities to keep you occupied at home.
Click on the following link to access Puzzles, Quizzes and Colouring Sheets.
Click on the following link to access a Hedgehog Craft Template.
Hedgehog Awareness Week Craft Competition
To celebrate Hedgehog Awareness Week and Wellbeing Week the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme have put together a craft competition that is free to enter and all entries are encouraged. Get creative at home and use the materials at your disposal to make hedgehog-themed crafts. This can be anything artistic, including poetry, baking or woodwork but not limited to those.
Please email pictures of your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and please note that the winner will be announced on the 9th of May so please enter before the 8th of May 2020 to compete.
For full details click here for our Hedgehog Competition Poster.
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