The conference will consist of talks, workshops and a poster presentation by BU staff and a range of organisations including: Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Footprint Ecology, Field Studies Council, National Trust and Natural England.
The main theme of the conference will be exploring four key steps to enable Citizen Science to impact positively on wildlife conservation management:
- Engaging and recruiting motivated volunteers
- Effective skills training
- Appropriate data recording and management methods
- Linking data collection with conservation management planning
The National Trust’s Cyril Diver project will be presented as a case study, as well as a range of other Citizen Science projects led by public and voluntary-sector organisations.
This conference is geared to conservation practitioners and other stakeholders in Citizen Science and is particularly relevant to public and voluntary-sector organisations involved in harnessing the skills and time of volunteer naturalists in the surveillance and monitoring of biodiversity and site-based nature conservation management.
There is a £20 fee and a buffet lunch and tea/coffee breaks are included in this cost.
To see a full agenda for the day and to book your place, please head to Eventbrite.