A key way that data can help natural spaces to flourish is by adding a layer of insight, and to this end part of our role with the Green Minds project is to do with mapping networks of organisations, resources, spaces and projects in different ways.

At Green Minds, we’re helping to facilitate a ‘Plymouth Nature Network’. This was created in December 2020 following an online workshop which highlighted the need for people to connect & support each other in taking action, as well as getting ecological expertise & guidance.

One of the key themes was to improve ecological knowledge & gain a better understanding of the practicalities of working with and for nature. As well as providing guidance & resources, we have also been working on a mapping platform with a focus group which will help connect groups across Plymouth.

In order to get the Plymouth Nature Network Map ready to go on the Green Minds website, we now need to hear from you! If you’re part of a group taking action or volunteering to help the environment & wildlife, complete this quick survey. Note that inputs are moderated by a human before they will appear on the live map shown on this page.

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Concept mapping

Maps are often associated with geography, of course, but we also like them when they have a role in helping us understand how concepts, organisations, places, and people can work together.

As part of this project we have supported other partners in different mapping initiatives to see what might work best. You can view an example concept map here on the 'Arrows' app.

If you add projects, places, organisations or projects that you know about to the map above, we'll add them to the concept map too.