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The Great Nurdle Hunt, Forvie NNR, Aberdeenshire Fri 7th October 2022 10:30-12:30.

Join Turning the Plastic Tide and Scottish Wildlife Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire local members on a nurdle hunt and beach clean.

Nurdles are tiny pellets that are used to make many types of plastic. These pellets often wash up on our shores and cause huge environmental damage. Join us as we take part in a global citizen science project, The Great Nurdle Hunt, and search for and record any nurdles found on one of our local beaches on Forvie NNR.

The community event, organised by Turning the Plastic Tide and Scottish Wildlife Trust Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Group, will run for two hours, when we will also help with a beach clean. Join us for 15 minutes or two hours to help tackle the plastic pollution in our local environment.

Equipment, including gloves and litter pickers, will be provided on the day. Please bring suitable clothing and a warm drink with you. All young people under sixteen must be accompanied.

More information will be sent out to attendees nearer the time.

For information on The Great Nurdle Hunt, see https://www.nurdlehunt.org.uk/

To find out more, and for any booking queries, please contact Kirsten Dickson 07885 720 267.

All donations are gratefully received and used to fund local wildlife and conservation projects. Please donate where you can.

Bookable face-to-face events may be subject to change at short notice, which will be communicated to attendees via email by the organiser. Please check your email in advance of attending events. Note that booking generally ends two hours prior to the event start time. If you wish to book to attend after registration has ended, and there are places still available, please contact the organiser direct using the details above.

To attend, please book a ticket on Eventbrite: The Great Nurdle Hunt, Forvie NNR

The ocean: a talk by Professor Colin Moffat. Thu 18th January 2024 19:30-21:00.

Professor Colin Moffat a highly-regarded marine science expert, takes a look at the consequences of human behaviour on our oceans worldwide and considers what we might do to reduce those impacts.

The ocean maintains life on Earth. It provides us with oxygen, food, energy and anti-cancer drugs as well as circulating heat and nutrients around the planet. Furthermore, the ocean is teaming with life, from viruses to whales. The ocean extends from the shallow waters to the deep hadal zone, containing peculiarities about which we continue to learn every day. However, the ocean has absorbed just over a quarter of the additional carbon dioxide emitted by human activities and 93% of the additional heat. This has resulted in increased water temperatures, increased respiration rates, certain prey not being available for certain predators, more acidic waters and sea level rise. Other human activities have brought the additional pressures of pollution (be it nutrients, contaminants, plastics, noise or light), invasive non-native species and the excessive removal of target species as well as the removal of non-target species. The ocean is on a knife edge with irreversible tipping points a genuine risk.

All, however, is not lost. Individual and corporate action will make a difference, but this must happen now. We must challenge the decision makers constructively, continuously and with candour. We must adapt. We must network across all people emphasising and encouraging change such that the combined impacts of the climate and biodiversity crises are significantly mitigated and the ocean looked after such that it continues to maintain life on Earth.

This event will take place at Inverurie Town Hall, Market Place, Inverurie, AB51 3SN. Paid parking is available to the front and rear of the building.

Booking for this event is essential. To find out more, and for any booking enquiries, please contact committee@swtaberdeen.org.uk or call Kirsten on 07885 720 267.

Suggested donation: £2 per person (you can donate when you book or in person on the day).

Bookable face-to-face events may be subject to change at short notice, which will be communicated to attendees via email by the organiser. Please check your email in advance of attending events. Note that booking generally ends two hours prior to the event start time. If you wish to book to attend after registration has ended, and there are places still available, please contact the organiser direct using the details above.

To attend, please book a ticket on Eventbrite: The ocean: a talk by Professor Colin Moffat.

Future Events

2024

22nd Feb 2024 - Importance of Ocean Life on Earth, by Colin Moffat. At Inverurie Town Hall.
14th Mar 2024 - Scottish Badgers, by Joe Connelly.
25th Apr 2024 - AGM & Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels.
Apr 2024 - Tullich Wildflower Meadow.
18th May - Tree nursery volunteer session.
June 2024 - Mountain botany outing, mid June, leader David Elston, details TBA.
July 2024 - Mammal Tracks and Signs Traing session, joint with Mammal Group.

Past Events

Here's an archive of our previous events. Also, Recordings of our online Talks.
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