As we are coming towards the end of the survey season we thought it would be a great opportunity to ask for your feedback on your experiences with the NPMS so far. The link below will take you to a 5 minute questionnaire where you can let us know how you are getting on with the survey and give feedback on the resources, training and support that has been available this year as well as make suggestions for next year.
New Volunteer Roles:
The survey will also give you the opportunity to put your name forward for our exciting new roles:
NPMS Volunteer Mentor – we are looking to build a network of mentors who are willing to provide support to less confident NPMS volunteers, with anything from species ID to data entry. This could be via email or face to face in small groups. Please click here for more details.
NPMS Volunteer Trainer – we are looking for volunteers who would like to run local NPMS workshops to help us deliver more training opportunities. We will provide you with a package of materials and training to enable you to run workshops on the methodology or data entry processes. Please click here for more details.
Please see the links for the full role descriptions and if you are interested in taking on one of the roles then please let us know via the feedback survey above.
Online data entry:
The data has already been flowing in via the NPMS website and thank you to everyone who has submitted their data. For those of you who haven’t got started or are feeling a little unsure, don’t panic as there is still plenty of time and why not check out our NPMS YouTube channel for handy video guides. I am also here to answer your questions and will be running four data entry workshops – details of which to follow shortly.
With over 1000 volunteers taking part in the NPMS this year we are sure there will be some interesting stories to be told. The NPMS team would love to hear from you if your survey involved interesting plants, interesting places or interesting people or maybe all three! Send us a paragraph, with a photo if you have one, describing your experiences and the best ones will feature on the NPMS blog and may even make it into the Plantlife magazine.
Please spare 5 minutes to give us your thoughts on the NPMS via the survey we are looking forward to hearing from you and working with you as the NPMS grows, if you haven’t been out surveying yet please do still give us your feedback so far and let us know if you will be surveying next year. The survey will close on the 14th September 2015. As always, if you have a query about any aspect of the scheme, please do get in touch and I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer.