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Join our Citizen Science project

Green space helps good community health and wellbeing. We’re looking for citizens to evaluate the green spaces they use in their daily lives.

Project findings will be reported to metro Adelaide Councils to support open space and social infrastructure, maintenance and asset management planning. We need citizen scientists to collect data over a six-week period in February/March 2020.

You don’t have to be a scientist either – just 18 years or older and live in the Unley Council area.

About the project
The University of Adelaide, the Healthy Parks Healthy People SA project team, and the Metropolitan Council Green Space Reference group are looking for keen citizens to get involved in evaluating the green spaces around them.
Using a web-based survey tool, you will complete a short evaluation with a set of questions based on the principles for quality green spaces in the Ideas for Quality Green Public Space in South Australia document.

You need to:
  • Be 18 years or older and be willing to attend a half-day training workshop in February
  • Live in the City of Unley Council area in suburbs (including Black Forest, Clarence Park, Everard Park, Forestville, Fullarton, Goodwood, Highgate, Hyde Park, Kings Park, Malvern, Millswood, Myrtle Bank, Parkside, Unley, Unley Park and Wayville)
  • Participate in data collection over the six-week project period (February-March)
  • Have a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) with internet/mobile data
  • Attend a brief post-project interview with the University of Adelaide team.
Register Online
Spaces are limited. Visit our online Eventbrite listing to register.