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Sep
20
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Thames WaterBlitz @ Thames Valley
Sep 20 – Sep 23 all-day
Thames WaterBlitz @ Thames Valley | England | United Kingdom

The Thames WaterBlitz is a free and exciting activity open to anyone within the Thames Valley (you can check if you live in the Thames catchment area by entering your postcode in our online map available at: https://ewgis.org/flinks-v1.0/). The WaterBlitz is a four-day event run by Earthwatch (https://earthwatch.org.uk/) where volunteers use water testing kits to collect as many water quality samples as possible. The aim is to get an overview of the water quality in rivers, lakes, ponds and streams throughout the Thames Valley.

This will be the ninth WaterBlitz taking place in the Thames Valley, but will be the first pan-European WaterBlitz event: Luxembourg, Paris and Dublin will all be joining for the first time this year, to help us on our mission to understand and solve water quality issues.

This autumn’s WaterBlitz will run between the 20th-23rd September and is timed to coincide with regular water quality monitoring undertaken by CEH (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology). Sampling at the same time as CEH helps to provide information from areas and water body types that would otherwise not be monitored. WaterBlitzes are also a fun learning experience for any volunteer that is interested in their local environment, and would like to learn more about water quality. This year’s WaterBlitz is funded by Thames Water as part of its ongoing commitment to local water quality through the Community Investment Fund.

You can register for your free kit by following this link: https://earthwatch.org.uk/get-involved/waterblitz, where you will also be able to find further information. Please feel free to help us to promote this event by forwarding the registration link or sharing the event on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #WaterBlitz.

Please feel free to email us at water@earthwatch.org.uk if you have any questions.

West Oxford joins the Global Climate Strike
Sep 20 – Sep 27 all-day

Pledge to strike in support here: https://globalclimatestrike.net/#join

Information about how to support the climate strikes: https://350.org/support-climate-strikes/

Full updates of Oxford-based stike action coming soon.

Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The St Nic’s local produce and craft market is back! Every Friday morning between 11am and 1pm there will be stall in the little garden at the top of Stert Street (in the church if wet) selling fresh veg, local eggs, home-baked cakes and preserves, plants, seedlings and flowers.

Go early to get the best selection!

Even more important, if you have any produce to sell, you can do so at the market provided you collect the money and any unsold items promptly at 1pm, and donate 10% of the takings to St Nicolas Church funds. To join the happy band of producers, email Gilly Osborne ongho@dial.appleinter.net.

We are very happy to support this well-established venture bringing excellent, incredibly fresh local food right into the centre of town. Please help make it a success!

 

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Sep
21
Sat
Let’s Talk about Climate – series of 6 FREE interactive workshops for 15-19yr olds [Ox Uni Museum of Natural History] @ Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

At Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Every Saturday from 10am – 1pm between 14th September and 2nd November 2019

Climate change is in the news every day and Let’s Talk About Climate is a chance to review the evidence first hand, talk to the experts and respond. Over six interactive workshops learn about the science of climate change, think about the how to solve the problem, and work out how to pass on your own message to influence decisions made at individual, local and national levels.

Workshops are free and lunch is provided.

Suggested participant age 15 to 19 years (interest in science handy but not essential).

Don’t worry if you can’t make all six workshops.

For more information and to book places please contact sarah.lloyd@oum.ox.ac.uk

 

More info on the workshop website: https://oumnh.ox.ac.uk/lets-talk-about-climate