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Citizen science: a fad or the future?

Citizen science conference

The first conference of its kind was held by OPAL partners and invited guests at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff on 1 December 2015 - an event which sought to examine the current state of Citizen Science.

Delegates braved the wet weather to attend a day of thought-provoking presentations and interactive workshops, all surrounding the question and title of the day:

'Citizen Science: A Fad or the Future?'

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Pond dipping with the Flintshire Disability Forum

By Iwan Edwards
OPAL Community Scientist, North Wales Wildlife Trust

One of OPAL’s objectives is to ensure everyone can get involved in exploring and monitoring their local environment.

And it was with this goal in mind that we first visited the Flintshire Disability Forum, a group which helps and supports people in the county who have physical disabilities.

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Wildlife expert launches OPAL partnership in Wales

Wildlife television presenter Dr Rhys Jones has officially launched the OPAL partnership in Wales.

Following a grant of £3 million from the Big Lottery Fund, OPAL announced last year that it would expand across the UK and work with new partners in Wales, as well as Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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