Citizen Science Volunteers' Conference

Saturday 18th Jan 2020 09:30 - 15:00
Leigh Stadium, Leigh Sports Village WN7 4JY
5 of 45 tickets available


The morning will provide an overview of the survey results from 2017-2019, looking at what we have learnt so far about the species you have been monitoring and explaining how the data you have collected are being used. We will also outline the plans for the 2020 survey season and beyond.

Mark Champion, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, will be speaking on Willow Tits and the results so far from the combined Carbon Landscape and RSPB national surveys.

Jo Kennedy, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, will outline the 25 year vision for the Great Manchester Wetlands Nature Improvement Area (NIA) with the Carbon Landscape Area at its core and how ongoing species monitoring will feed into future plans for the NIA.

Most importantly we wish to obtain feedback on your experiences as Citizen Scientists volunteering on the project. You will have the opportunity to give us your views on the training workshops, general support and any other aspects of the project you wish to comment on.

After lunch we will be heading out to the former colliery site at Bickershaw which is a grade A Site of Biological Importance to view at first hand the flood management and habitat restoration work that has been carried out by the Environment Agency and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. Water Voles have been recorded at Bickershaw this year by citizen science volunteers and LWT staff, so we will be keeping our eyes peeled and listening out for the characteristic “plop”.

We hope you will be able to join us and share your experiences of the project with the other recorders attending. Lunch will be provided with the majority of the food being vegan and vegetarian. Let us know if you have any special requirements in the comments box below.


There is free car parking on site. We are encouraging car sharing. If you need a lift, or could offer somebody a seat in your car, let us know some details in the comments box below and we will do our best to match people up.

Alternatively, the V1 bus from Manchester (operated by 'First') arrives into Leigh bus station at 09:15; the venue is a 10 min walk from there.
It leaves from MRI at 08:23, stopping on Princess St (next to Manchester Art Gallery/St Peter's Square) at 08:33.
Return buses leave the station every 20-30 mins and run all evening.


There are 5 of 45 tickets available.

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Greater Manchester Ecology Unit,
Dukinfield Town Hall,
King Street,
SK16 4LA

0161 342 4409

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