Volunteering & Events: Get Involved
Volunteers are vital to the work of CBDC, both in the role of volunteer recorders and helping us in the office. If you like our work and are interested in getting involved, please click the link below to find out more.
Alongside running training events and courses, CBDC also offers our volunteers the opportunity to receive some training to boost their knowledge in certain fields, such as QGIS/digital mapping.
Please contact us for more information.
We organise a small number of events each year that give our volunteers the chance to meet each other, gain new skills and practise recording.
This annual event attended by over 50 recorders provides an opportunity to find out about national and local recording activities.
At least once a year CBDC organises a walk for volunteer recorders. Keep checking back for details of this year’s event.
Cumbria has a long tradition of highly skilled recorders across a wide range of plants and animals. CBDC provides training on Biological Recording and works with local experts to run plant and animal Identification skills.
Each year CBDC works with local conservation organisations to run a Bioblitz. The purpose is to record as many different species in a short period of time. These events are open the public and those interested in wildlife whether an experienced recorder or just beginning.
A small programme, usually 4 days, over the summer months to visit and record wildlife sites that have not been visited for a while. These days are for experienced recorders and members of the local natural history groups and recording schemes.
Tullie House Museum Events
Please Note: All Tullie House Museum events are advertised on their website
Your Green Place – 28th January – 17th April 2023
Come and explore Your Green PLACE, an insightful family-friendly exhibition in our Community Gallery that looks at how an innovative community project inspired a whole network across Cumbria to connect with nature, engage with the environment, and improve their own wellbeing while doing so.
The gallery features a collection of photos, videos and artwork from artists and several community groups.
It also showcases the learnings gained from the various activities and workshops that helped participants build an understanding of their local environment, its heritage and the legacy they’d like to leave.
This project is funded by the Governments Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its arms length bodies.
It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission. The project was led by Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC) and delivered in partnership with Playful Nature and the North Pennines AONB Partnership.