Ben Malone from the National Biodiversity Centre will facilitate the Columban Ecological Institute’s first workshop of 2020. He will guide the group through the concept of citizen science and will also help the group to identify and record the species which they find during their Dalgan field trip.
Biodiversity Day in Dalgan with Ben Malone
National Biodiversity Data Centre
Saturday 21st March 2020, 10am – 3pm
Columban Ecological Institute, St Columbans, Dalgan, Navan, Co Meath
Ireland’s biodiversity: what is it and how do I record it?
The day begins with an introductory workshop on Ireland’s biodiversity, what it is, how it sustains us, and how we can explore nature through what is called ‘citizen science’. Find out how to get involved in the latest citizen science initiatives focusing on the biodiversity on your doorstep, in your community and further afield.
After coffee, we will head outdoors to explore and identify some of the plant and animal species which live in the grounds of Dalgan Park. These findings will be recorded and inputted into Ireland’s Citizen Science Portal.
A prize will be offered to the person who spots the first bumblebee!
If you wish to attend, please contact Elizabeth Mc Ardle at [email protected]. Early booking is advised. The cost is €30, payable on the day. Lunch will be provided. Suitable footwear and outdoor clothes are recommended, and the day will go ahead whatever the weather.
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