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CITIZEN SCIENCE

This experiential learning theme is promotes public participation and inclusive scientific research.  Engaging in citizen science enables people of all backgrounds and abilities to make a direct contribution to research. It is a tool to learn about environmental issues. This course will equip participants with the practical skills used in monitoring and recording species in various habitats. Primary and Secondary schools will be trained to become community leaders to encourage widespread adoption of app recording systems for biodiversity.

WHO CAN JOIN?

Are you a teacher, parent or student of a primary- or secondary school in West Cork? Are you interested in natural science projects? Do you want to start an environmental club at your school or in your neighborhood? Are you looking for projects or activities to take part in and learn more about your role in our environment?

Are you a farmer that wants to track and record the quality of your streams, the wildlife in your environment and the trees and meadows around you?

You need no prior experience to sign up. All you need is curiosity to learn about your local habitats through a science lens.

COURSE DETAILS

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

This thematic training will enable students of all ages to become skilled citizen scientists. You will learn through practicing different techniques systematically recording and sharing data. You will experience working in three different habitats, woodlands, meadows and rivers. You will learn fundamental ecological concepts to help you understand what you observe.  You will learn how to monitor and record signature trees, pollinators, invertebrate animals in our streams, deer, and other biodiversity features of interest.

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