Chilterns Champions Conference

The Chalk Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme

Chilterns Champions - outstanding in their field. Online conference*

Location: BBOWT Virtual meeting, Berks, Bucks and Oxon
A celebration of Citizen Science, headlined by Chris Packham CBE.
The event is open to anyone with an interest in citizen science.

Event details


9:30am - 4:00pm
A static map of Chilterns Champions - outstanding in their field. Online conference*

About the event

This day of talks and panel sessions will cover wildlife, water and heritage and is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through both the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs and Beacons of the Past projects, led by Chilterns AONB. It will share a wide range of  projects and programmes that highlight the extent and value of Citizen Science work, showcasing opportunities to get involved in the future. While the full programme is still to be confirmed it will include:

Why Citizen Science matters - Chris Packham will share why he is so passionate about Citizen Science and chair a panel looking at the impact Citizen Scientists make

Looking out for wildlife - Mick Jones (Chair, Bucks and Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre Advisory Group) and speakers from British Trust for Ornithology, Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Chilterns Conservation Board, and BBOWT will look at how Citizen Science informs population trends and habitat management

Measuring the flow - Allen Beechey (Chiltern Chalk Streams Project officer) will lead a session sharing the research Citizen Scientists are supporting to better understand Chilterns Chalk Streams

Hands on heritage - Wendy Morrison (Project Manager, Beacons of the Past) will lead a panel of speakers looking at how Citizen Science is at the forefront of groundbreaking new work piecing together the heritage of the Chilterns

Inspiring the next generation - John Shaw (Chiltern Rangers) will chair a session led by the future stars of Citizen Science. A panel of young volunteers will share why Citizen Science matters to them and how we inspire a new generation

The event will take place entirely online and is open to anyone who has registered beforehand. It is organised by the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme and not BBOWT. More information about the Chilterns festival can be found:

*This event is organised by a partner and not BBOWT.


Know before you go


Guide dogs only
(including Assistance dogs)


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities