Join us on twitter on the 11th November for the next #WetlandHeritageChat exploring caring for wetlands and their cultural heritage.
A wide range of people are involved in caring for and managing wetland and peatland landscapes, from those working for and representing professional organisations, to community and interest groups, and volunteers with a passion for these landscapes.
This #WetlandHeritageChat provides an opportunity for anyone with an interest in these landscapes to come together to think about the place of cultural heritage in wetland and peatland care and management.
If you’re interested in peatlands and wetlands please join us on twitter on the 11th November (12-1pm in UK and Ireland, 1-2pm in the Netherlands).
You don’t have to have a professional role in peatlands and wetlands to join the chat, this is an opportunity for anyone who’s interested in these landscapes to be part of the conversation, so please join us and make your voice heard.
If you’ve not joined a twitter chat before, it’s a great opportunity to make connections, learn about work that’s going on in this area and share your ideas and experiences.
How it works
A twitter chat is simply a collaborative online conversation organised around a central theme or topic. For this #WetlandHeritageChat the topic will be caring for wetlands and their cultural heritage.
You just need to be logged in to twitter and use the search function to find the hashtag #WetlandHeritageChat.
Over the course of the hour, we’ll prompt the discussion with a series of questions (numbered Q1, Q2, Q3 etc) and encourage you to respond by joining the conversation; tweeting your response using the #WetlandHeritageChat hashtag, and A1, A2, A3, etc to indicate which question you’re responding to. You don’t have to respond to the questions, but your comments, questions and reflections will be valued if you do.
If you follow our twitter account (@WetFutures) you’ll find it easier to keep track of the questions.
If you can’t join the twitter chat as it happens, you can still see the discussion (and add your responses) afterwards using the #WetlandHeritageChat hashtag. We’re also planning to archive the chat and share it here.
Why not block the date in your diary and join us over lunch on the 11th November (12-1pm in UK and Ireland, 1-2pm in the Netherlands)?
We’d love to read your contributions to the next #WetlandHeritageChat and your thoughts on caring for wetlands and their cultural heritage.
Last month, Ben and Abbi from the UK WetFutures team, contributed to a Heritage of Peatlands Webinar, hosted by Europarc Atlantic Isles and the Moors for the Future Partnership.
If you missed it you can watch the recording at the Moors for the Future website here
The presenters discussed the nature of peatland archaeology and some of the heritage features of peatlands in the Peak District National Park, the intangible heritage of peatlands, the challenges faced by peatlands and their heritage from wildfires, and the ways that archaeology and conservation professionals can work together to ensure the cultural and natural heritage of peatlands are valued and protected. Over 100 people joined the webinar and asked great questions that led to a fascinating discussion.
We'd love to read your views - what is your favourite peatland archaeological site or feature? What does peatland heritage mean to you?
Rosie is the latest member of the WetFutures team and is here to keep you all updated on the latest WetFutures news!