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Exciting citizen science opportunities in the Cambrian Mountains


Everyone is welcome to attend CUPHAT’s (Coastal Uplands: Heritage and Tourism) Cambrian Mountains Citizen Science Day

on 01 April 2023, from 10am to 4pm, in Pontrhydfendigaid Village Hall (SY25 6BB).

A series of talks, demonstrations and field walks will showcase the rich natural and cultural heritage of the local area and highlight ways that people of all ages can get involved in recording and monitoring important local sites and species.

Citizen science is a way of crowd sourcing information about a local area that asks members of the public to help record and monitor aspects of local heritage. It allows researchers to build a better understanding of local landscapes and the animal and plant species that live there. Throughout the day you can learn how to record local biodiversity, map Welsh language place-names, and run DNA analysis on lichen and fungi. You can learn more about red squirrels, discover what’s living in your local streams, find out how LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is used and start documenting changes in the landscape using repeat photography.

This event is free to attend, but please register via Eventbrite to secure your place on some of the field visits.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Register here:

Looking forward to seeing you there,

CUPHAT

P.S. Please feel free to share this information via email, social media or just by talking to someone!

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