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The Big Beach Biodiversity Survey @ WildMind Festival, Fenit

27 April 2024
10:00 - 12:00
Fenit, Co. Kerry
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Join Dave Wall, Citizen Science Officer at the National Biodiversity Data Centre at the back beach Fenit, Co. Kerry for the WildlMind Festival. We will be exploring the beach area to photograph and identify bivalve shells, seaweeds and other flotsam cast up on the shore. The remains of species cast up by the tide can be a useful indicator of what is living beneath the adjacent waves and helps us map the distribution of marine species around the Irish coast. Learn about monitoring your local shore, improving your marine species identification skills, and contributing to our knowledge of Ireland’s coastal biodiversity.

Explore Your Shore!‘ is a NBDC initiative to build our knowledge of the distribution of marine species around the Irish coast and encourage Citizen Science surveys which will ‘help us better understand where and when marine species occur around our coast, and how they are being affected by climate change, water quality and other human impacts’.

Audience: Adults – Beginner to intermediate recorders.

Clothing: Sturdy walking boots or wellingtons. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Health & Safety: Please be mindful that this workshop involved teaching outdoors. Warm waterproof clothing and good walking footwear are essential. As a rule of thumb, it is generally expected that any participants who sign up for a workshop that involves spending time in the outdoors will own and bring the appropriate outdoor clothing. A risk assessment for this event has been completed and participants are asked to listen carefully to the safety briefings that are delivered on the day.