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From 15 to 18 August this year, AMBER attended the Green Man Festival in the village of Crickhowell, situated in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, to promote the barrier tracker app in Einstein’s Garden.


The Green Man Festival is an independent music and arts festival that has been held annually since 2003. It is the largest contemporary music and arts festival in Wales, with a capacity of 20,000 attendees, and has been given major event status by the Welsh Government due to the festival's positive impact and wealth creation.
Einsteins’s Garden is the first UK festival science engagement area, and is now the playground of some of the world's top research organisations, with 40 stalls each year allocated to Welsh Charities and Not for-Profit Organisations.

Victoria Hurst and Dr Richard O’Rorke, AMBER members based at Swansea University, represented AMBER and promoted the project and use of the barrier tracker app to the thousands of visitors to Einstein’s garden.
The visit led by the SMARTAQUA project, an aquaculture project based within the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR) at Swansea University.

SMARTAQUA project manager, Dr Sara Barrento, technician Andre Pires and delivery officer Tamsin Urenwebster, made the almost 60km journey from Swansea to Crickhowell by bicycle, to promote the sustainable ideals of the Green Man Festival, which actively promotes ecological and environmental awareness and responsibility, making it the perfect place to showcase the work of the AMBER project



Written by Victoria Hurst

Photo Credits Sara Barrento