Crayfish Count Interview on BBC Radio Wales

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 11:55 -- Chloe Robinson

After writing a newsletter article on citizen science, a representative from BBC Radio Wales contacted me with the opportunity of speaking about my project ‘Crayfish Count’ on their Science Café broadcast.

Signal Crayfish

They wanted this segment to feature citizen science projects which are in progress in and around Wales, stressing it would be a great chance to promote the research I'm doing & the current aquatic research being undertaken at Swansea University. Being interviewed in a radio studio was something I had never done before, but the guys down at the Swansea Studio made the experience thoroughly enjoyable! Adam from BBC Radio Wales rang in to conduct the interview and we spoke about identifying UK crayfish species, current distribution of invasive signal crayfish and what the public can do to get involved with the Crayfish Count.   We also spoke about the collaborations between our research group and angling groups, such as Afan & Merthyr angling club, who have been fantastic in both the Crayfish Count and in collecting river samples for eDNA screening here at Swansea University. 

Overall, the experience was fantastic and I would like thank BBC Radio Wales for the chance to speak about my research and promote citizen science in Wales.

For more information & to listen to the interview, please visit: 

BBC Radio Wales Science Café interview:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084n8g1

NRN-LCEE Citizen Science Newsletter:
http://nrn-lcee.ac.uk/news/aquawales-public-outreach-and-citizen-science-contribute-to-research-on-invasive-species-29259 

Aquawales Website:
http://aquawalesresearch.wixsite.com/aquawalescluster

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