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“I find winters really depressing, just don’t know what to do with myself,” a high school student shared with me.
What’s in a name? For the Coromandel Writers Group, it is everything. This group of highly motivated local writers covers all topics having to do with the Coromandel.
Since embarking on fieldwork earlier this year, I have been periodically collecting photos from the beaches of the Kūaotunu Peninsula where my research is based.
This spring we ran the primstav exercise again, this time with a local 7th grade school class we have collaborated with and followed for one school year
A corollary of my seasonal study is an interest in the diverse markers of time embedded in the gardens.
I'm interested in seasonality at Arboretet and investigating whether there are any changes to how the gardeners and scientists are relating to seasons.
People commonly associate foods with seasons, particularly when it comes to foraging for wild plants like mushrooms or berries.
Today was my fifth Friday working at the Arboretum, assisting the gardeners and learning about the seasonal rhythms of their work.
It is not uncommon to see people in bare feet on the Coromandel in mid-winter. Especially children.
The project Meet je Stad (Measure your City), which has links to two UiB research projects, has been named the 3rd most sustainable Dutch initiative.
As part of our local communication and engagement work, we developed a creative exercise centered on the traditional Norwegian calendar stick, the primstav.
In March 2020 most of the world went into lock-down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenging times lay ahead for everyone, including the research community.
Below you can read Dr Paul Schneider's reflections on the first six months of the project in Coromandel, New Zealand.
The CALENDARS team had a stand at the National Science Week expo (Forskningstorget) in Bergen in September.
The CALENDARS project started on New Years day 2019, and it is off to an energetic start!