Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Conference 2024 of the European Citizen Science Association

The study by Luke Gooding explores the potential of citizen science in accelerating an energy transition. Through a review of existing citizen science projects related to energy transitions, the research examines their objectives, methodologies, outcomes, and challenges. Successful case studies are presented to illustrate the myriad ways in which citizen science can be utilized to address energy challenges. The research aims to bridge the gap between citizen science and energy transition research by investigating the reasons behind their limited interconnectivity, including disciplinary divides, institutional structures, funding mechanisms, and policy frameworks.

Luke’s presentation is a collaborative project with Sarah West and Rachel Pateman. Rachel recently spoke at an ECSA webinar about the importance of citizen science in environmental research and conservation efforts.

Smriti Safaya’s presentation delves into the impact of environmental citizen science activities on youth environmental values, knowledge, and behavior. The research demonstrates that engaging students in citizen science projects leads to positive changes in their attitudes and actions towards the natural environment. Even one-time participatory activities enhanced student knowledge and encouraged a wider range of environmental behaviors. This presentation also highlights the transformative effects of rewarding citizen science experiences on teachers and students, leading to the development of long-term projects and community-wide initiatives.

The practical implications presented in this session are advantageous for citizen science project designers, organizers, environmental scientists, and educators seeking to create meaningful citizen science opportunities in formal and informal educational settings. By understanding the potential of citizen science in fostering environmental stewardship among youth, researchers and educators can develop innovative approaches to engage students in conservation efforts.

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