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  • Date and time: Saturday 8 June 2024, 11.45am to 1.15pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Law and Sociology Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Set in the city of Bangalore, India, this innovative board game helps you connect with nature and understand the links between urbanisation and bird diversity. Come along and play Birds in the City to gain an insight into the various urbanisation actions and their impacts on birds.

The game has been designed by Prasad Sandbhor of the University of York in partnership with Priti Bangal of Nature Conservation Foundation as a part of their collaborative initiative, Play in Nature. The project is funded by the Bengaluru Sustainability Forum’s small grants programme.  

This activity is suitable for anyone aged 14 years+.

Find out more about Birds in the City and Play in Nature.

About the speakers

Prasad Sandbhor is an applied game designer and has designed 18 games across diverse domains. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence (IGGI), part of the University of York’s Department of Computer Science. Prasad’s research explores the potential of games as tools for making sense of various actions required to be taken by individuals and collectives to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It focuses on games played in a group set-up where a sense of togetherness enables sharing of personal anecdotes and dilemmas.

Priti Bangal is an ecologist. Over the last few years her research has primarily focused on ecological interactions in the natural world. She studied the behaviour of birds in mixed-species bird flocks for her PhD at the Indian Institute of Science. She currently works at the Nature Conservation Foundation as a Program Coordinator and continues to pursue her interest in bird research. She has also worked on creating interactive outreach material to communicate her research to a larger audience.


University of York Play in Nature Bengaluru Sustainability Forum

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible