This is a free project for seniors and older adults to develop a relationship with nature while also improving their technical skills in the digital realm. The project will feature approximately two focus groups and four training workshops, all conducted online. Technologies such as cameras and Dictaphones will be provided at no cost for the duration of the project. In our group workshops we will train you to record, analyse and protect the natural environment. Our aim is to significantly benefit your capacity to record and conserve nature as well as to boost and support your health and wellbeing.
We are a Cork-based academic project funded by the science foundation of Ireland. Our team consists of an interdisciplinary tight-knit group of researchers with expertise in environmental science, psychology, botany, geography, and technology.
Nature Watch will host a free festival on University College Cork campus next weekfor adults to engage in nature, photography, technology, and wellbeing.
As part of ‘NatureWatch: Exploring the Benefits of Nature using Technology’, the surveying andidentification of migrant birds in the spring is perhaps the most exciting time of the year. Regardlessof your geographic location, as spring arrives you will begin to see birds moving.
As part of ‘NatureWatch: Exploring the Benefits of Nature using Technology’, the surveying,identification and timing of bud burst can create a stronger connection to nature andprovide optimism as spring arrives.