TCV’s Scotland Counts project has been running for over 10 years, supported along the way by NatureScot, SEPA, the Scottish Government and Forestry and Land Scotland to name a few.
The project aims to ensure that every individual and community in Scotland has the opportunity to develop skills and confidence to understand their local environment through Citizen Science.
Scotland Counts aims to:
- Increase public understanding of Citizen Science and confidence to participate
- Facilitate community participation in Citizen Science
- Support learning through Citizen Science
- Engage new audiences with Citizen Science
If your school, organisation or community group would like to join in please get in touch using the details at the bottom of this page. We can offer:
- Citizen Science/surveying training courses
- STEM surveying sessions for primary or secondary school groups
- Surveying sessions at your greenspace with any group
- Much more
- A comprehensive list of Citizen Science activities, resources, guides, reports and more can be found here.
In partnership with OPAL we created a ‘Citizen Science in Communities’ film showcasing two community groups – Friends of the River Kelvin and Space to Grow. Our film illustrates Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) approach and highlights each community groups learning journey to becoming Citizen Scientists.
This film nicely compliments the Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring Citizen Science Pilot Projects and the shorter version Top Tips for Co-creation and CBEM Citizen Science Projects.
For further information about Scotland Counts and to learn more about how to get involved in Citizen Science or request a community group or school session, contact:
Alex Paterson, Senior Project Officer – Citizen Science
143 Charles Street