There are several different ways you can participate in the project through our citizen science initiatives and narrative workshops.
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Keep reading to see more ways to get involved:
Grassland Surveys – Volunteer by undertaking grassland surveys close to the University of West England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY. Volunteers can help between 1-4 days from Monday-Thursday (10.30am-4.30pm) depending on your availability until December 2017. Volunteers will work with university staff and in some case independently to carry out grassland surveys. Tasks include monitoring changes in grassland species, abundance of species, phenology of flowering grasses (the study of the timings of naturally re-occurring phenomena) and the number and species of pollinators and invertebrates. There will also be opportunities for volunteers to explore their own topics of interest. Future volunteering activities will also be available in the Don and Eden catchments and advertised on the website in due course. Contact: Patty.Ramirez@uwe.ac.uk or ring 0117 32 87350 or click here for further details.
Urban and Rural Trees – Are you a primary school located close to the Frome, Don or Eden River or do you live in the area? If so, volunteer by helping to measure tree characteristics on urban and rural streets or schools grounds. Tasks include identifying tree species and measuring the diameter, height, crown spread and phenology (date of flowering, bud burst, fruit ripening and last leaf fall) of trees, as well as temperature, relative humidity and rainfall. We will take repeat measurements on the same trees in 2015, 2016 and 2017. You can take part as a school by monitoring trees in your school grounds, joining an organised tree monitoring events in your local area (dates and times to be released soon) or monitoring trees in your free time. Contact: Patty.Ramirez@uwe.ac.uk or ring 0117 32 87350 or click here for further details.