Citizen science, the involvement of members of the public in gathering data and undertaking research, is flourishing in the UK and around the world, particularly as a means of monitoring wildlife and the environment at a large scale.

Knowledgeable amateurs have long formed the backbone of biological recording in the UK, but much of the recent upsurge in citizen science has involved mass-participation projects. Our very own bird and wildlife expert Bob Hook will talk about the citizen science movement, and its growing importance in our understanding of the challenges we face.

Talks are approx. 1 hour long, with time for questions. Limited space available, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

As there is a cost involved in putting on the Learning Lunchtime talks, donations to the Forest of Marston Vale are much appreciated. There will be a collection bucket in the room or you can click here to donate online if you'd prefer. Parking charges also apply. Friends of the Forest get free parking all year round* at the Forest Centre - click here for more information.

If you're interested in the Millennium Country Park, we run events like talks, family activities and guided nature walks throughout the year. Click here to view our upcoming events.

For more information email us or call 01234 767037