Citizen Science Urban Microclimate project - South Windsor (Hawkesbury Council) 15/03

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You will perform microclimate measurements and experiments that will help you understand the effects of extreme heat and how it impacts your local area.  You will discover how urban design, innovative materials and plants can create a cooling effect, improve comfort, and reduce your household’s energy needs and electricity bills. This Citizen Science Project is sponsored by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and developed in collaboration between Hawkesbury City Council, RMIT University and the University of New South Wales, who will assist you during the activity. Please visit for more information about the project and what is involved in participation.   Location: South Windsor Community Park, Campbell St (Corner of George St), South Windsor NSW 2756 – look for UNSW staff When: Fri 15 March 2019, 2 pm - 5 pm (each experiment can be completed in 30-45 min).

An Eventbrite ticket will guarantee a spot to participate.   Please wear enclosed and comfortable walking shoes and long sleeves for sun protection. Please bring: - wide-brimmed hat - Sunglasses - Water bottle - Sunscreen   Who can join this activity? Anyone without a medical condition prohibiting light outdoor activity (i.e. walking) during warm days. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.   You do not need to print your ticket. You can show your ticket on your phone, or just tell us the name you registered under when you arrive. CONSENT AND SAFETY By registering, you confirm that you have read the Participant Information and Consent Form available here: Before undertaking the activity, you will be required to read and sign the Safe Work Procedure (made available to participants). There are no major risks or disadvantages associated with the participation in this study.

However, as the measurements will be conducted outside on hot days during the summer, this may cause discomfort for some participants. The SWPs serve the purpose of managing and minimise the risks associated with a general light outdoor activity.

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