Understanding urban heat! (Citizen Science project) - Blacktown Leisure Cen...

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Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope car park

Stanhope Gardens, NSW 2768

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Join us to learn how to mitigate and adapt to extreme heat!

In groups, we will check the temperatures of different surfaces, in and out of the shade, and measure air temperature, humidity, and wind speed. You can use what you learn to help you change your home, garden or business to be cooler and save on energy bills while doing so.

Each experiment may be completed within 30-45 minutes. You can stay for the whole afternoon performing all experiments, or also join us for just one experimental session. Grab a free coffee on us from a select kiosk after!

This Citizen Science Project is sponsored by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and developed in collaboration between Blacktown City Council, RMIT University and the University of New South Wales, who will assist you during the activity.

Please visit https://citizenscienceproject.org.au/ for more information about the project.

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.

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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Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope car park

Stanhope Gardens, NSW 2768

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