Approximately 50 people attended the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) NAMN Citizen Science Forum last week including NACC’s own Photomon Services Project Officer, Tegan Clarke, who was honoured to be invited.
During the Forum, the level 1 board room at WALGA in West Leederville was filled with a wealth of knowledge, ideas and passion and among the attendees were research scientists, Natural Resource managers and representatives from local governments in and around Perth.
— Tegan Clarke (@teganclarkey) September 26, 2017
The forum began with presentations on the importance of community involvement and how to successfully design a citizen science project to inform policy relevant investigations. Lunch was followed by case studies with the Backyard Bandicoots Project (City of Mandurah and Murdoch University), MicroBlitz (UWA) and Dolphin Watch (DBCA) among many other exciting Citizen Science projects presented.
Tegan was invited to present on the benefits of using Photomon Services as a tool for Citizen Science and how external organisations and groups can subscribe to Photomon Services. “There was a lot of interest from the attendees to use the combined Photomon App and back-end database in their own projects,” she said.
“It was a great day and there were many positive ideas bouncing around the room. I think everyone left the forum with a deeper understanding of how to successfully create and sustain an effective citizen project. I sure did!”
NACC’s involvement at the WALGA presentation followed on from a successful poster presentation at the recent State NRM/Coastal Conference.
For more information, or if you would like to subscribe to a three month free Photomon Services trial, please contact Tegan Clarke on Tegan.email@example.com or (by phone on Wednesdays only) 08 9938 0126.