HK Student Collecting River Sample in FreshWater Watch Project
Freshwater Watch is a global citizen science project developed by EarthWatch Institute. The aims are to probe the world’s freshwater ecosystem, and to increase the interest protecting the environment. Most importantly, this project is matched STEM education in 2015 Policy Address by Hong Kong Government, which is renewed and enriched the curricula and learning activities by EDB with teachers and student in Hong Kong.
Citizen Scientists protecting our lakes, rivers and seas and fighting plastic pollution
I presented the activities of our POSEIDOMM project within FreshWater Watch initiative at the BRIGHT2017 - EU Researcher's Night in Siena, Italy. At the European corner in the palace of the Rectorate in the University of Siena, from 4 pm to 8 pm we were there showing videos, poster, and the sampling kits + strategy. We managed to recruit a few possible future FreshWater Watchers!
Report of 1 year of sampling: Citizen Observatory for Aquatic Ecosystems Monitoring
July 24, 2017: Meeting to discuss data and latest results of the first year of monitoring with the citizen scientists of the POSEIDOMM project. Outlook on the future of the project within FreshWater Watch Research. Location: Townhall of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy, presenced by the counselor of Environmental affairs.
Within the framework of the National Summer School for Teachers, held in Siena between July 17 and 21, and organized by the University of Siena, Italy, with the title "Sciences for Sustainability - Sustainability for Sciences", we have presented FreshWater Watch programme (morning) and macro-litter removal from the shores of sampling sites in POSEIDOMM project (Florence, Italy). In the afternoon, we have introduced the web platform, the sampling, the research quiz, the user portal and the results to the teachers attending the summer school.
Little Ouse and Thet Sub-catchment Partnership - The East Anglian Brecks have 28% of all UK rare species and with the area having the lowest rainfall in the UK, water is at a premium!
Being on sick leave and having someone drive me to the venue which is very local, gave me the opportunity to accept a very short notice invite to the second Little Ouse and Thet sub-catchment partnership meeting; which is an expansion of the main CamEO partnership.
Today was a presentation to the Suffolk Wildlife Trust at Lackford Lakes, the Lackford lakes reserve is a wonderful area encomassing the River Lark, Culford Stream and a number of ex-gravel pits which are used by a variety of wldlife and has a high numer of both Dragon fly and Damsell fly species.
Today was avery interesting day as I was able to give a presentation of Fresh Water Watch and then after the training video and quiz, provided practical training of Rob Martyr. Rob is the newly appointed Conservation Manager to the Little Ouse Headwaters Project. Rob will be recruiting further volunteers and potentially monitoring five+ sites on this ecologically important wetland conservation area. Upstream and adjacent are Alder Carr wetland woods, reed beds and grazing areas which are under great threat in this wonderful area of boarderland between Norfolk and Suffolk.