Connect with your patch: Tech for understanding your home garden

Want to know more about what goes on in your garden?

Be involved in a course of nature discovery and help scientists better understand how to design for citizen scientists. 

What we want:

People who are willing to participate in a research study. We are looking for a variety of knowledge levels in terms of tech and gardening – from absolute beginners to those with some experience/knowledge.
In this study you will:

  • show off your home garden to the researcher; 
  • take part in workshops; 
  • and answer questions about your experiences in a diary and/or interview.

What we will give you:

  • Two catered hands-on skills workshops at B4C (Carindale), run over two consecutive weeks: Tuesday 22nd and Tuesday 29th September 2020. 10am both days. (approx 3 hours).
  • Backyard surveying: Learn what flora and fauna used to be at your address to guide changes to β€˜what is there now’ using environmental science research and surveying techniques.
  • Sensing and sharing: Learn how to set up scout cameras, acoustic monitors, and the Ambient Birdhouse (a bespoke nature display and sharing device), and make sense of acoustic visualisation data collected from the local area.
  • Technology to take home and try out (scout camera, acoustic monitors, Ambient Birdhouse).
  • A $20 voucher to a retailer at conclusion of the study.

Does this interest you? If so please contact:

Dr Kellie Vella   –   Research Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty   –   Queensland University of Technology kellie.vella@qut.edu.au

No special skills are required.

Places are strictly limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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