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Coastal Citizen Scientists needed

20160827_142042[T]he Colourful Coast Partnership are looking for volunteers with a keen interest in the shore and marine species to be part of a citizen science project recording the fascinating marine life around UK rocky shores. ‘Capturing our Coast’ is a national project aiming to find out more about the species that live in our seas and how we can protect them.

Sophie Badrick, Colourful Coast Project Officer, said: “We’re excited to join up with Capturing our Coast and bring this training to West Cumbria. The wildlife along the shores here is under recorded so this is a great opportunity for people to get involved and increase our knowledge about the species we can find in this special area.”

The Capturing our Coast volunteer training day will take place in Whitehaven on Saturday 25th March from 9.30am – 4pm. The free training will help you to develop the simple survey skills required to start shore line surveys and you’ll focus on a chosen ‘pack’ of 8 species to help you become an expert citizen scientist. The day includes a short introduction to the project and the marine environment along with some time on shore trying out survey techniques and identifying species. No previous knowledge is required just enthusiasm and curiosity about the marine environment.

If you’d like to book a place on the training day or find out more then please contact Sophie by emailing [email protected]

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