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‘Top Tips’ for Developing Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) Citizen Science Projects

‘Top Tips’ for Developing Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) Citizen Science Projects

‘Top Tips’ for Developing Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) Citizen Science Projects

‘Co-Creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) Citizen Science Pilot Projects’ report. This report aims to provide an introduction to Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) Citizen Science projects. It aims to explain the two types of Citizen Science approach and describe how the approaches have been piloted in Scotland.

We have also created a shorter version of the report ‘Top Tips for Developing Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM)’. This shorter report highlights the main findings and will help … Continue reading

TCV Garden

TCV Garden

Today has been an absolute gorgeous day! The weather has been blues skies and with no clouds in site, the TCV volunteers have had a cracky day in the TCV Garden.

We have been making a new planter today, ready to get our green thumbs out planting different flowers and vegetables. We want to plant sweet peas and potatoes- what would you grow?

We have actually made our planter using a very old pallet. Pallets are very cheap bits of wood used when we get deliveries of heaviers items.

We prised our old pallet apart to salvage these bits of … Continue reading

Out With The Old And In With The New…….

Out With The Old And In With The New.......

The TCV Stirling volunteers stayed at Balallan House today preparing for the delivery of a new shed for the garden for the Butterfly Conservation who we share the building with.

First we had to get rid of the old shed which seemed to be the home of a huge amount of spiders, woodlice, centipedes and most interestingly a Devil’s coach horse beetle which we found in the foundation of the old shed.

The new shed will sit on a new foundation of cement with a wooden frame surround which is pegged in … Continue reading

A Tree-mendous Tuesday in Tillicoultry !

A Tree-mendous Tuesday in Tillicoultry !

The TCV volunteers have joined forces with Sustrans and their wonderful Wildlife Champions and local volunteers to help plant over 1,600 hedgerow trees…phew!!!

The hedgerow now sits beautifully running alongside the NCN768, linking Alva and Tillicoultry. This is a brilliant cycle path and it’s well worth a visit…and a chance to check out our handy work! Over all 2,500 hedgerows trees have been planted here. Species of trees included; hawthorn, hazel, blackthorn and dog rose.

Hedgerows are very a important part of the countryside and are integral for biodiversity an helping create habitat corridors for different animals and insects.

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Hello from our Project Scotland Volunteer

My name is Nadine and I have been writing the more ecology-based blogs for Project Scotland. I am 23 years old and believe it or not, I am Dutch! I have been writing the blog and volunteering now for about 3 months and always like to do it. Normally I study Biology in the Netherlands and I decided to come to Scotland for volunteer work. Saw loads of things already, also stuff that I might take back to my own place and maybe even compare to the ecology of how it is done back in the Netherlands. As believe … Continue reading