Tracking the Impact: citizen science evening

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    Start dateThursday 11th January
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    Start Time6.30pm
    End Time9pm
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    LocationBrushwood Suite, Wades Centre, Stratton Rd, Princes Risborough, HP27 9AX
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Tracking the Impact: citizen science evening kick-offs the surveying season of 2024

This event is one of two Tracking the Impact events that will kick-off the 2024 surveying season.

We are excited to welcome back our trained citizen scientists and invite newcomers to the project to see and celebrate what we have managed to find out so far, while also looking to help us ensure full coverage of wildlife monitoring across the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 2024!

Tracking the Impact is a landscape-scale, wildlife surveying programme that monitors breeding birds, butterflies and plants in the stunning landscape of the Chilterns. It is part of the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme, and, in 2023, we teamed up with the River Chess Smarter Water Catchment project to extend Tracking the Impact surveys into the Chess catchment.

At this event, we will showcase results from the project so far in a sit-down presentation, allow existing citizen scientists to share their experiences of surveying for breeding birds, butterflies and plants over the past two years. We will also provide you further details on Tracking the Impact survey methods and species identification training.

There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions, chat with other like-minded people from the community and register your interest in undertaking surveys in 2024.

This event will be hosted by Nick Marriner, Landowner Engagement Officer for the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs project, and Hannah Parry-Wilson, Citizen Science Co-ordinator for the Chess Smarter Water Catchment & Chilterns Chalk Streams Project.

Photos of Nick and Hannah from Tracking the Impact

We will provide hot drinks, so all you need to bring is yourselves! Payable parking is available across the road from the Wades Centre at Stratton Road car park (HP27 9BH).

Already sold and want to register your interest in these surveys before attending the event?

Please click here to register your interest in surveying with us and we will be in touch to gather details about your skills and experience.

Additional information

Additional Information

Please note:

Tracking the Impact surveys can be conducted by individuals of any age, however individuals under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied both to this event and to any training or surveys by a parent or guardian of 18 years old and above.

Although existing and new citizen scientists are welcome to bring family with them to this event, the presentations and surveys are targeted at adults and the content of the event may, therefore, not be suitable to keep young children entertained.

Please ensure when booking that you book tickets for all individuals attending with you so that we can cater seating and drinks accordingly.

Chalk Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership / Chess Smarter Water Catchment
Hannah Parry-Wilson


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Tracking the Impact: citizen science evening

  • Saturday 13th January
  • 10am

Tracking the Impact: citizen science evening kick-offs the surveying season of 2024 This event...

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River Chess Smarter Water Catchment

We're key partners in this ground breaking initiative - working on a catchment scale to restore one of the Chilterns’ finest chalk streams to health.
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Chalk Streams are great places to spot wildlife. There are a number of riverside nature reserves in the Chilterns.