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May
19
Wed
Biodiversity for Citizen Scientists @ Turlough Park
May 19 @ 2:00 pm
Biodiversity for Citizen Scientists @ Turlough Park

The Irish Community Archive Network presents a talk with plant ecologist Dr Fran Giaquinto. One of the best ways to promote biodiversity is to protect what you have and, to do this, it’s necessary to find out what you have. Join this online talk to find out how easy and enjoyable citizen science can be for the whole family and how as citizen scientists working together, we can turn the tide on biodiversity loss.

Dr Fran Giaquinto CEnv MCIEEM is an independent plant ecologist who has worked in evidence-based, solutions-focused field ecology for the last 35 years. In 2019 she was awarded chartered environmentalist status in recognition of her work with invasive species. Her lifelong research has focused on the mutually beneficial relationships that occur between plants, fungi and insects. She is a full member of the Chartered Institute Ecological and Environmental Management and lives in County Clare.

This event is organised courtesy of Clare County Heritage Office.

Booking is essential for this event and spaces are limited. Please contact educationtph@museum.ie by 12pm on Monday 17th May  to make a booking.

May
22
Sat
Biodiversity for Community Spaces @ Turlough Park
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
Biodiversity for Community Spaces @ Turlough Park

The Irish Community Archive Network presents an online talk with ecologist Janice Fuller, who will share some ideas for protecting and enhancing nature and wildlife in our towns, villages and urban spaces.

Janice Fuller is an ecologist based in south Galway. She has an in-depth knowledge of the Irish flora and habitats based on many years’ experience of ecological field survey and research. Janice also has a particular interest in community development and the Tidy Towns movement. She has facilitated the production of numerous local biodiversity action plans for Tidy Towns groups in Galway, Clare and Mayo, and been involved in a wide range of community-led biodiversity projects. As a national Tidy Towns adjudicator, Janice has had the privilege of seeing the great work done by Tidy Towns groups around the country for the benefit of the natural world and their communities. She has delivered biodiversity training for community groups, local authorities and for the outdoor recreation sector. Janice is passionate about communicating the importance of biodiversity in our everyday lives and sharing the joy of nature

Booking is essential for this event and spaces are limited. Please contact educationtph@museum.ie by 12pm on Thursday 20th May  to make a booking.