(Image: Public Domain review)
All of these can be considered part of what UNESCO describes as the ‘intangible cultural heritage’ of wetlands – including local traditions and beliefs, songs and stories, art and crafts.
If you’re interested in peatlands and wetlands please join us on twitter on Wednesday the 10th February (12-1pm in UK and Ireland, 1-2pm in the Netherlands) to discuss these and other issues in the next Wetland Heritage twitter chat.
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.
If you’re interested in this topic you may enjoy some recent publications by the WetFutures teams:
A twitter chat is simply a collaborative online conversation organised around a central theme or topic. For this #WetlandHeritageChat the topic will be wetland art, crafts and folklore. 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/reflections/comments 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 10th February (12-1pm in UK and Ireland, 1-2pm in the Netherlands)?
We’d love to read your contributions to the #WetlandHeritageChat and your thoughts on wetland art, crafts and folklore!
Rosie is the latest member of the WetFutures team and is here to keep you all updated on the latest WetFutures news!