Kilkenny County Council Library Service is one of 10 library services nationwide involved in a pilot programme with the Heritage Council to make available for loan a Citizen Science Kit. The kit contains a variety of useful equipment along with manuals and guides.
The Citizen Science Kit initiative is designed primarily to enable local groups and members of the public to conduct their own studies on wildlife, and assist people in contributing to the preservation of our biodiversity, both locally and nationally.
Data gathered and species records recorded should be sent to Ireland’s National Biodiversity Data Centre. This centre collects and manages data and information about Ireland’s biodiversity. When records are submitted to the NBDC, it helps researchers to monitor changes in biodiversity and identify areas of conservation concern.
The kit can be borrowed from Loughboy library with an adult library membership for up to 3 weeks. For more information, please contact Loughboy Library on 056 7794176.