Training Events

Good training underpins good biological records. CBDC delivers Recording for Beginners training and encourages recorders to attend species identification training in the County.

Fellfoot Forward Site Seeing Project

Thursday 20th January 2022.  7:00pm – 8:30pm  ( Online)

The Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS), led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will be looking at the County Wildlife Sites in the scheme area.  These sites will play an important role in the Cumbria Local Nature Recovery Network as set out in the recent Environment Bill.  Join us for an informal session to find out more about the Fellfoot Forward Site LPS Seeing Project, County Wildlife Sites and how you can get involved.

Volunteer Surveyors wanted

As part of the Fellfoot Forward LPS Site Seeing project we are looking for volunteers who are interested in surveying County Wildlife Sites in the Fellfoot Forward project area. You will require at least reasonable vascular plant identification skills, although good ID skills in other taxa will be considered.

If you wish to find out more about this project please book on and attend this online introductory session.

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    Training Services

    CBDC offers a variety of training services. For more information, please contact our Recording Officer, Stuart.

    Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

    The Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle keeps wildlife information for the county of Cumbria. Tullie House Museum, in its role as a local natural history museum, has collected and disseminated records of wildlife in Cumbria since its inception in 1893. From the early 1990s the Museum has developed a computerised database of species and habitat records in Cumbria and has taken the central role in providing a local biodiversity data service for the county. This role was restyled as Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) in 2010, a not-for-profit organisation hosted by Tullie House Museum and advised by local stakeholders.
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    Tell them what nature means to you, why it is important and what you think should be done to help nature in Cumbria.

    Take the survey:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WJH6WLC
    Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
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    CBDC has a new blog site! We already have a few contributions of Cumbrian recorders and those working with or interested in biodiversity in Cumbria:
    https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/blogs/
    Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
    Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, March 28th, 2024 at 10:09pm
    More things to do in Cumbria this weekend....
    Visit the Wordsworth House and Garden in Cockermouth to see the wonderful new wildlife exhibition! Features exhibits from @TullieCarlisle...
    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/lake-district/wordsworth-house-and-garden
    Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
    Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, March 28th, 2024 at 10:25am
    Out and about this weekend? Why not record what animals and plants you see with an app or the CBDC spreadsheet? Then send to us and help with biodiversity decision making across the county!
    https://www.cbdc.org.uk/recording-wildlife/
    Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
    Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, March 14th, 2024 at 6:37am
    #CumbriaWildWatch on last night's ITV News Lookaround! Watch from ~13mins in:
    https://www.itv.com/watch/news/catch-up-on-itv-news-lookaround-from-wednesday-13th-march/47tff6g via @ITVX
    Filmed in the glorious @TullieCarlisle garden with @cumbriainbloom....
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    Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreMonday, March 11th, 2024 at 3:42am
    Cumbria Wild Watch is coming this summer!
    Join us 27-30 June 2024 to record Cumbrian wildlife - anywhere in Cumbria. We're putting resources together to support your wildlife recording adventure - visit our website for more information and to register your interest:
    https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/