Citizen Science is the involvement of citizens in scientific study. The MBA has a very long history of involving citizens in the collection of scientific data and continues with this tradition through annual Bioblitz events. These 24 hour events record biodiversity in the marine environment, and a range of other coastal habitats within a set boundary. We invite participants with all levels of expertise and all ages to join us and are always on the lookout for new venue suggestions.
The 2009 Wembury Bioblitz, run in partnership with the Natural History Museum was one of the first in the country and was (to the best of our knowledge!) The first mass participation marine Bioblitz in the UK.
I am new to coastal surveying. So I certainly learned a lot in terms of common species. I enjoyed the relaxed and friendly nature of the survey work