Go “Into the Night” during Earth Hour

We invite you to celebrate Earth Hour with Earthwatch & UCL
Turn off your lights and enjoy nature at night

Switch off your lights for Earth Hour and engage with nature at night, as part of our pilot citizen science project, Into the Night.

Light pollution has increased by 24% in the UK between 1993 and 2000. We know that this has a significant impact on wildlife, but how does it affect us?

This Earth Hour we invite you to go into the night to explore your local environment and the impacts on your wellbeing.

Date: Sat 25th March
Time: 20:30-21:30
Where: A nearby open space (e.g. your garden, local park)
Recommended age: Suitable for all ages (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free


How to get involved

Step 1: Complete the registration form (on this page)

Step 2: Switch off your lights for Earth Hour, then undertake an outdoor Dark Night Activity of your choice (download our suggestions sheet here)

Step 3: Take our short wellbeing survey (access provided upon registration, no personally identifiable information collected)

Please join us in this nationwide effort and see your local area (and perhaps yourself) in a whole new light!

For more information about Into the Night and our Dark Night Activities, please email: apowell@earthwatch.org.uk.

Into the Night is being developed by Earthwatch Institute Europe, in collaboration with the Extreme Citizen Science group (ExCiteS, University College London), and North Carolina State University. The project is being funded by NERC Public Engagement Pilot programme and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 709433 and 694767. Additional support was provided through EPSRC EP/I025278/1 and EP/K022377/1.