Training In Action Online & On the River

Citizen Science

About the Nore Vision Training In Action Biodiversity Programme - Citizen Science

The Nore Vision Project is a community development Biodiversity programme. It is a locally led initiative, working with 6 localities across the catchment areas along the river Nore.

It aims to promote awareness of the importance of the River Nore for us, the 110,000 residents on the catchment, our children and the generations to come.

The project also aims to animate local working groups to initiate their own projects on the river and via the New River Nore Trust, apply for community based funding to become gatekeepers of their section of the River or it’s tributaries.

Why not get involved and find out about simple and unexpected Ways You Can Help the Environment Right Now!

Six Community 2.5-hour sessions on ensuring your local rivers and streams will remain the fantastic amenity they are for generations to come!

The EPA has just published a report saying that over half of Ireland’s rivers and lakes are not in a healthy state, you can make a difference!

What's commitment

1 evenings for 2.5 hours online

 A Saturday morning or afternoon on the river working with an ecologist to learn about the plants and animals in and around our river.

Phase 1. Citizen Science

What are the dates

Phase 2. Advanced Citizen Science

With over 60 people signed-up, trained and active in the first phase of our citizen science program, we are now moving forward with our advanced training programme. So, if you are already involved then stay with us for our advanced training or if you have not yet been involved it is not too late to join us.

All training will be provided in a Covid-19 compliant manner.

Why not get involved and find out about simple and unexpected Ways You Can Help the Environment Right Now! Get involved and ensure your local rivers and streams will be fantastic amenities for generations to come!

The EPA has just published a report saying that over half of Ireland’s rivers and lakes are not in a healthy state, you can make a difference!

Dates & Locations

Dates
Training Content
Locations
10th Oct 2020, Group 1
11th Oct 2020, Group 2
Day 1 SSIS Training (Group 1)
Day 2 SSIS Training (Group 2)
Classroom AM: Kilkenny
Field PM: TBC (High Status Site)
17th 0Ct 2020 Group 1
18th Oct 2020 Group 2
Day 2 SSIS Training (Group 1)
Day 2 SSIS Training (Group 2)
Classroom AM: Kilkenny
Field PM: TBC (High Status Site)
Nov (TBC) 2020
Half Day Follow up Training
TBC
Dec ‘20/Jan ‘21 (TBC)
Half Day Follow up Training
TBC
ONGOING
Participants to record SSIS scores
across catchment area
Various: 50 Bridges within Catchment

Reasons to get involved

Water – our most valuable natural resource. It is used for drinking, irrigating, producing electricity and producing food. It also sustains many diverse and ecologically important species.

In this training you will increase your understanding and identification of the problems that lead to water quality issues and invasive species problems. Leading to you becoming a citizen scientist and improving your environment.

Citizen Science

Locations

  • Kilkenny City
  • Thomastown/ Bennettsbridge
  • Ballingarry
  • Castlecomer
  • Freshford
  • Durrow

Dates

Evenings 6-8.30pm 

Weekends 2 hour sessions  

Contact

email: info@norevision.ie 

phone: Josephine our co-ordinator at 0896124914