Tidelines Community Almanac

Jan 17, 2020 | Activities, Blog

Tidelines Community Almanac

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

Everyone is invited to take part in the Almanac. 

If  you are dog walker, if you come and sit in your car on the sea front, if you are a kite surfer or jogger, if you come to the beach with your family every now and then, if you are a swimmer, if your house looks out over the sea or estuary we would love you to take part.  What do you notice? What things do you do that are memorable that take place by the sea or estuary and when do they happen?

WHAT IS THE ALMANAC?

An Almanac is a calendar containing dates and information on a variety of different things.  Here are some examples. Your Almanac entries could be something small that you noticed – lots of kelp seaweed washed up on the shore today at Pirate’s Cove, 14 April 2020saw the seal pop its head up off Orcombe Point, 7 June, 2019 to something personal – had my first swim of the year today opposite the Lifeboat Station, 1 January, 2020 or more unusual – stood in waterproofs by the sea wall and got sprayed by the waves of Storm Brian, 21 October, 2019

HOW DO I TAKE PART IN THE ALMANAC?

Send us your name, the date and year, where it happened and a clear, simple description of what you did or saw in one sentence (up to 35 words max).   Please just send words, no photos.   You can add in events from the past if you can remember the date they happened. Looking at old photos on your phone or camera can help you remember when something happened, but remember, just send it words.

WHY TAKE PART?

The Almanac aims to show the variety of life in and around the Estuary and helps build up a picture of how we experience the Exe Estuary and what we notice, do and observe. These observations can also provide important information over time, for example on birds or marine animals and seasonal patterns. We are working on a design for displaying the Almanac entries on the Tidelines website and eventually for a public exhibition that enables people to see all the entries together. 

HOW TO SEND IN YOUR ENTRIES:

You can text or Whats App 07890 244012 or use the online form or email to info@tidelines.uk
Please feel free to send up to one entry per day. 

Almanac entries will appear on the Alamanac ‘gallery’ page. In time this will be replaced by a more complex page where you can find all entries for a particular date and cross reference.

We reserve the right not to include contributions that contain inappropriate material.

Almanac Observations

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Please see our guidelines about participation and use of written or photo submissions to Tidelines (shown below) and then tick the box to agree.

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Guidelines about participation and use of written or photo submissions to Tidelines »

I agree to participate in the Socially Engaged Universities (SEU), Tidelines Community Engagement Hub Project and understand that I am free to withdraw at any time with no need to give a reason.

I give consent for photographs and anonymised information I send to Tidelines (via the website, text or mail) to be used for publication on the website and in any other outputs in print and electronic media.

I agree for my views and ideas to be used for shaping the next stage of the research and understand that these data will be used solely for research purposes.

I am aware that my personal information will be kept in secure password protected files and will be destroyed 6 years following the completion of the project.

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