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Shifting Tides – The Big Beach Biodiversity Survey


3 March 2024
10:00 - 15:00
Cranfield Beach
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Citizen science actively involves the public in scientific research to create new knowledge or understanding in their local area. To equip people around Carlingford Lough with the tools to study their shore, Shifting Tides is teaming up with the National Biodiversity Data Centre and Ulster Wildlife for a Beach Biodiversity Survey workshop. We will look at the features used to identify creatures washed up on the tide and offer suggestions on identification resources so that participants can turn their sightings into scientific data.

Led by Dave Wall and Alexander McMasters the workshop will run as follows:

The workshop is suitable for beginners (16+) and those wishing to refresh their identification skills. Information about marine citizen science recording will be shared in the onsite and indoor parts of the workshop.

In the morning starting at 10am, we will meet and explore Cranfield Beach to practice field skills and record a wide variety of species.

Lunch and tea and coffee will be provided at 12pm at the Kilmorey Arms Hotel and the learning will continue in the hotel’s Binnian Room with an illustrated talk and discussion with Dave Wall from the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

Please be mindful that this workshop begins with teaching outdoors. Warm, waterproof clothing and good walking footwear are essential.

Everyone welcome! If you register but cannot attend please let us know by Friday as places are limited and we want to make sure everyone gets a chance for a place and that we avoid food waste.