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  • Date and time: Sunday 2 June 2024, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Location: In-person only
    Hull Road Park, Melrosegate entrance (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Over the past two decades citizen science - where the public and scientists work together to conduct real-world research – has boomed.

Why not bring along your smartphone and join an interactive nature tour to find out how you can get involved? As well as hearing about the positive impacts of citizen science from your guides, you’ll have the chance to put it into practice as you make biodiversity observations along the way.

The tour uses the user-friendly free apps iNaturalist and Seek which are suitable for all ages and require no biodiversity expertise.

Join us and discover how you can contribute to research and help address environmental issues in tangible ways.

Suitable for all: Whether you are an adult attending alone or with friends, or a family group with children, this event is for you.

Please note: This activity will take place outdoors and the ground may be uneven in places. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear. While the route is wheelchair accessible, users may require support with observations off the paved paths.

Meet at the Melrosegate entrance to Hull Road Park.

About the speakers

Smriti Safaya is a postdoctoral fellow with the University of York investigating the impact of nature-based citizen science on the pro-environmental values and behaviour of school students.

Erin McDonagh is a student at the University of York, studying Biology with a focus on ecology and evolution.

John Terenzini is an ecologist and founder of the Hong Kong Jellyfish Project, with a background in international outdoor guiding and education. 


University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible