The countdown to fieldwork

We’re on the final countdown to fieldwork! Next week my supervisor Paul and I are heading to St. Vincent in the Caribbean to start trialing our game (and to look at some rocks).

The first few weeks will be working with stakeholders on the island and recruiting participants to undertake outreach sessions. We then have ‘Volcano Awareness Week’ beginning the 19th April in which I’ll be joining the UWI Seismic Research Centre and NEMO on their campaign of education and outreach across the island – primarily in schools. The weeks activities also include the annual volcano hike. A few more weeks of testing and interviews and then it’s a heavy few months of data analysis for me!

So if you want to follow what we’ll be up to over the coming weeks, I’ll be tweeting and blogging throughout our trip; sharing news of our progress and showing you some of this truly beautiful island.

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St. Vincent’s La Soufriere Volcano as viewed from Chateaubelair – one of our field localities! Photo taken by Paul Cole

Also just a big thank you for all the lovely messages, re-tweets and support for my research over the recent weeks. I was lucky enough to do a short interview with Geographical Magazine and have an article featured on their website. That article was then followed up by Plymouth University and a second article released. All of the support has been overwhelming and I’m so excited to finally, after nearly a year of development,  get people playing the game!

— L

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