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Naivasha Virtual Fieldcourse

Citizen science

Local people in the Naivasha catchment are becoming involved in recording aspects of their own natural environment which helps them to understand and influence the conditions where they are living. The longest running programme is called The African Waterbird Census which takes place twice a year, organised by Nature Kenya, The National Museums of Kenya, and KWS. University students and researchers participate in the count side by side with the local youth.

The annual count is a great opportunity to congregate, discuss environmental issues and refocus one's own interests in conservation and environmental sciences.