Nature Photography & Wellbeing Event for Culture Night Sept 23 & 24 2022

The KinShip Project invites you to a Nature Photography & Wellbeing Event Hosted by NatureWatch for Culture Night Sept 23 & 24 2022

Date & Time:
Saturday, September 24, 2022
12:00 pm
Tramore Valley Park (Weigh Bridge near the roundabout)

The NatureWatch project is a research project under the guidance of Dr. Paul Holloway UCC linking nature and technology to support the wellbeing of older adults. The team, which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme, have been developing training materials and exercises for people who are interested in exploring nature, photography, technology and wellbeing.

The NatureWatch workshops planned for September will provide in-person training on how to use the technology, guided nature photography walks at Tramore Valley Park exploring the changing colours of nature and some gentle wellbeing exercises linking with nature.

We are in the midst of a biodiversity crisis, with some familiar Irish species such as starlings and gulls on the conservation watch-list. People who have a deeper connection with and understanding of nature are more likely to live in an environmentally friendly way, benefitting both nature and themselves.

Join the NatureWatch, under the guidance of Dr. Paul Holloway UCC, and the KinShip team for:

  • A guided nature photography walk.
  • Technology demonstrations.
  • Phenology workshops.
  • A workshop on immersion in nature for wellbeing. There will be the option to sign up to receive free training equipment (i.e., cameras, recorders) through the participation in our seasonal online workshops.

“While the project has thus far been aimed towards older generations, there is no age limit on attendance,” says Dr Holloway, “and we would encourage anyone interested in learning more about nature-technology-wellbeing to attend.”