Photograph the changing world
Find out how you can record the changing environment in the City of Marion.
This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 50 - December 2015.
The community is invited to record the changing world by photographing the local environment at specially installed posts and sharing the images on a website.
The Fluker Post project involves people in caring for their environment by monitoring change at wetlands, parks, creeks and coastal areas.
Three posts have been installed in the City of Marion – two at Oaklands Wetland and one outside the Boatshed Café overlooking the beach at Hallett Cove.
The posts include a cradle from where people take photographs with cameras or smartphones and instructions explaining how to submit the images which will be displayed in chronological order on a website.
Ruby Kempson from Ascot Park took some snaps with her smartphone from the post at Oaklands Wetland.
“It’s a really good idea to get locals involved in what’s happening in their city…I’ll be back to take some more photos,” Ruby, 17, said.
The concept was developed by Dr Martin Fluker at Victoria University in Melbourne who has posts around Victoria and one underwater on the Great Barrier Reef.
The project is a partnership between the City of Marion and UniSA’s Discovery Circle which involves the community in research.
Find out more on the Discovery Circle website.
City Limits Magazine
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