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Think Water: Storytelling for the future of Sheffield
Sat 1 April 2017, 10:30 – 15:00 BST
Do you have an interest in the environment, water, music and the arts? Join us for a unique, free, science, song-writing and storytelling event exploring our relationship with water in the Sheffield and South Pennines area.
During this half-day workshop by the Ingbirchworth Reservoir, you will have a chance to learn more about water-related issues and research about drought, see real-life field experiments, participate in our storytelling workshop, share your stories and ideas, and see all this turned into a song!
A knowledgeable team of researchers from the University of Sheffield, Loughborough University, University of West England, and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology will be joined by Sheffield-based singer song-writer Sharron Kraus, for a day of science, arts, and folk singing.
Refreshments are available from 10:30am from Café Crème in Penistone (parking will be available in the nearby Penistone Community Centre). Penistone rail station is a 10 minute walk away. Minibuses will transport attendees to the experiment and walking site and will depart from Café Crème at 11am and will return to Penistone at 12:30. Lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge at Penistone Community Centre
The path to the field experiment and along the reservoir may be muddy. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for walking outdoors in the countryside. In the event of bad weather we will hold our workshop at the Inn with a short, optional visit the experiment.
The experiment is accessed across a short distance through a field off the main reservoir path. The walk across the field is through rough grass and is steep. Access to the experiment site itself is through a narrow gate, which may be too narrow for some wheelchairs and pushchairs, however the experiment is visible from the main path. If you have any access queries, please get in touch and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
Location: Café Crème, 9 High Street, Penistone. S36 6BR (Please use the car park at Penistone Community Centre, S36 6AR – a 5 minute walk away). Mini buses will transport attendees to the fieldwork site at 11:00am, and drop off at Penistone Community Centre for 12:30pm
If you are interested in finding out more about the drought experiment and potential citizen science volunteer opportunities, there will be a separate volunteer training session after the main event. For more information on the volunteering and to express an interest in attending the training, please email Patty Ramirez (firstname.lastname@example.org).