Citizen Science for Schools: what’s happening, what’s needed, what’s next?
The British Science Association convened this meeting, held on Monday 8th July at the Dana Centre, to discuss Citizen Science for Schools: what’s happening, what’s needed, what’s next?
The meeting was attended by people from a wide range of organisations including the British Council, National Science Learning Centre, the BBSRC, the Wellcome Trust, the Royal Society, the Society of Biology, The Natural History Museum, Cancer Research UK, and a number of schools and academic institutions.
The aim of the meeting was to discuss the interaction of Citizen Science with schools. There is huge potential for using Citizen Science in schools, however schools have specific needs.
The purpose of the meeting was to explore what these needs are and how they can be met. The objective of the meeting was to develop a set of recommendations for attendees and for all those planning Citizen Science initiatives.
Five speakers gave short talks to give a brief overview of the subject from a variety of different points of view, and then group discussion was invited to explore the issues and challenges, and work towards solutions.
You can also look at the Prezi presentation that was created by David Joyce, which he gave at the meeting.