5th November 2015
Author George Monbiot believes we face a second environmental crisis: “the removal of children from the natural world. The young people we might have expected to lead the defence of nature have less and less to do with it” he states in this article http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/nov/19/children-lose-contact-with-nature?CMP=share_btn_link
WQ Coastal Citizen Science encourages and facilitates the involvement of students in monitoring and work closely with Environmental Education Centres to have students involved in the collection of data.
Whites Hill College have MangroveWatch’s Shoreline Video Assessment Method (SVAM) as an extension program and students (pictured here on a recent survey) are mentored by WQ Coastal Citizen Scientists.
To read another related article ‘Rewild the child’ in which Monibot states ‘A week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom’ click here