Smartrivers Invertebrate Identification Citizen Scientist training. 28 November 2023. Llangollen. 10 am-4 pm

Join us for a hands on training event to learn everything you need to know to become a Welsh Dee Trust Smartrivers citizen scientist.

As a SmartRivers citizen scientist, you will analyse, to species level, samples of aquatic invertebrates collected in the river Dee catchment.

Collecting this data helps us detect failing river health, including pressures from pollution, water abstraction and invasive species. This will have a positive impact on the management of our rivers, by pinpointing water quality pressures and monitoring the impact of our work over time.

This training event run by Welsh Dee Trust will teach everything you need to know about invertebrate identification and no prior experience is necessary.

Once trained this is an ongoing role with regular ID sessions held year-round, particularly over summer (following sampling in spring) and winter (following sampling in autumn). Each session runs from approximately 10am to 4pm, and we would like you to try to commit to attending at least 6 sessions a year.

Our ID sessions also have a friendly and fun atmosphere, where you can socialise with like-minded people and learn from your peers. Of course, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided!

The training will be 10 am- 4 pm 28th November at St. Collens Community Hall, Llangollen.