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Through Zoom, with opportunity for meeting afterwards at SLU Alnarp, Ultuna and Umeå

Workshop: Building capacity for Citizen Science at SLU

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This upcoming workshop will be an opportunity to meet, learn, discuss and form small working groups to further developing specific skills needed for todays’ citizen science.

For whom: all at SLU with an interest in citizen science

More and more citizen science is conducted at SLU, enabling researchers to learn together with others in society about the environment or other aspects, and to develop different ways of thinking and doing. Citizen science activity is rapidly expanding across large parts of the world, and with it the arsenal of on- and off-line methods and knowledge about what works and what doesn’t.

But how well are we set up to innovate and expand citizen science activities at SLU? Do we know what is happening elsewhere and are we learning from this? Have we got good ways to support each other in both imagining and realizing new, exciting initiatives?

We really hope that everyone working, or wanting to work with, citizen science, will be at the workshop – we need you!

Workshop programme:

See below for the day-long immersive experience and the respective two zoom links for the morning and afternoon plenaries, as well as the five separate zoom links for the ‘hot talks’.

10.00 Why building capacity for citizen science? Plenary session

Click here to join (passcode: 045534)

10.15 Citizen science at SLU in a nutshell Plenary session

10.30 Am I doing citizen science? Share your thoughts! Interactive plenary session

10.45 Nice to meet you! (don’t miss out on this) Breakout groups

11.00 Coffee break

11.20 Rolling programme of ‘hot talks’; each topic restarts with a new group at: 11.20h, 11.40h, 12.00h, 12.20h & 12.40h (so that everyone can join in all topics)

- Thinking through ethics and GDPR

Click here to join (passcode: 357959)

- Citizen science from a social science perspective: participation with a different name?

Click here to join (passcode: 957352)

- Quality in citizen science (data, analysis, engagement)

Click here to join (passcode: 847856)

- The nuts and bolts of running a citizen science project

Click here to join (passcode: 584370)

- The dark side of citizen science

Click here to join (passcode: 317799)

13.00 Lunch break – which may be an opportunity for some of you to meet in person

13.30 The big players in citizen science: in Sweden, Europe and outer space Plenary session

Click here to join (passcode: 264442)

13.45 How can we build capacity at SLU? Plenary session

14.30 Social (in various places and whilst keeping distance) Locations announced on the day

(15.00 END)


Time: 2020-10-16 10:00 - 15:00
City: Through Zoom, with opportunity for meeting afterwards at SLU Alnarp, Ultuna and Umeå
Additional info:

The workshop development group: 

  • Michelle Cleary & Paul Becher (SLU at Alnarp)
  • Tim Hofmeester (SLU at Umeå)
  • Cecilia di Bernardi (SLU at Grimsö)
  • Lisa Beste, Patrik Oskarsson, Mari Jönsson & René van der Wal (SLU at Ultuna)