Poo Patrol Big Spray Day
- Lead applicant: Dr Debbie Watson
- Co-applicant: Dr Eric Morgan
- Research Centre: Children and Families Research Centre
- For more information please contact Dr Debbie Watson
Dr Debbie Watson working with Dr Eric Morgan in Veterinary Sciences is organising an event in partnership with the Mayor's Clean Streets Programme and the Sustainable Learning team in BCC to run a city wide event aimed at highlighting the problems caused by dog fouling in Bristol. The intention is to engage children and primary schools in creatively highlighting the issue whilst learning about the potential health risks caused by the Toxocara worm found in dog faeces. Children will be learning about the life cycle of the worm, collecting and analysing data on the prevalence of dog fouling in their area and designing slogans for stencils to spray messages to dog owners on the streets around their schools. This is part of an ongoing interdisciplinary project to design community based interventions to highlight the problem of dog fouling and to better understand what works in encouraging responsible dog ownership.