The WetFutures Irish team are speaking at the global Re-Peat global festival this Sunday (31st May)- a celebration of peatlands across the world! Ben and Rosie are talking on the subject of gender and peatlands - mixed in with a bit Seamus Heaney poetry - not one to miss!
The talk will be recorded and available here, following the talk!
In these difficult times, projects like WetFutures can take a back-seat. But even though we are not all in the same offices or even the same countries, we are still working away - and on an even bigger capacity! In the last few months, Dr Floor Huisman (Netherlands), Dr Abbi Flint (UK) and Rosie Everett (Ireland) have joined the team - so welcome!
Following the success of the WetFutures Ireland research on the perceptions of peatlands in the community (led by Dr Kim Davies), the Dutch and UK team are currently in development of tailored questionnaires to undertake at wetland sites relevant to their research. This is a fantastic approach for face-to-face engagement with the public, and allows for us to get honest and though-provoking answers on how people feel about the work we are doing as a project, and how we can use that effectively to engage with communities and stake-holders in these unique wetland sites.
One of the outputs of these questionnaires is to collect all the key terms that are most used in answers to create a word cloud - a visual representation of what is important for those that have undertaken the questionnaires. And we love it!
(Source: Dr Kimberley Davies)
We are all so excited to get back out in to the field - so watch this space!