For 2 weeks in June '21 - including the longest day and Summer Start of 21/06 - I participated in the remote Citizen Science Summer School from ETH and UZH.
Together with about 30 researchers, citizens and practitioners, experienced and newcomers, we went on exciting journeys of acquiring new knowledge as well as exchanging and passing on experiences, not only theoretically but also tangibly. Have I piqued your curiosity? Then take a look at the program (citizenscienceschool.uzh.ch)
In an international context, there was room for discussion of controversial issues from different perspectives of participatory approaches. The participants came from a wide range of disciplines: psychology, medicine, environmental science, biology, geography, material science, social science, media science, art, hydrology, archaeology, NGOs. Participants from Bhutan or Brazil have other hurdles to overcome than participants from Switzerland, France or Finland. And yet there are many things in common. There was a strong consensus that the way of communication is particularly important and also needs support and expertise.
Source: Rüfenacht, S., et al. (2020). “Communication and Dissemination in Citizen Science” More...
Youngest future's urban planners designed Zurich city's future together. Here the video that we created:
Information to this event (zuericooldown.ch, see "Zürich's Stadtplaner:innen der Zukunft")
Züri greening participatory – on Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 14:00-16:00, we will organize the second focus group via video conference (zoom, held in German). You are cordially invited to participate! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Green up Zurich – Züri begrünt
Participatory Academy of Science, UZH | ETHZ: Project description (pwa.uzh.ch)
Project page: zuericooldown.ch
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don't waste my energy - a website project for sustainable learning
Initiated and supported by THE ! association (the-horse.education)
Since 2016, young people have been publishing their collaboratively created environmental projects on dontwastemy.energy. Meanwhile 128 contributions carry the newly gained knowledge and experiences of the learners all over the world - in the month of March '20 we registered 9'931 visitors from over 140 countries on the website!
The first version (beta) of the LWR tool (lwrtool.ch) is released.
We transformed a leaflet (Löschwasser-Rückhaltung, PDF, awel.zh.ch) into a web app conceptualized as a Progressive Web App (PWA). It is a supracantonal tool used for the calculation of the extinguishing water retention volume of warehouses.
The LWR tool (lwrtool.ch) is intentionally reduced to the essential, intuitive and can be used across devices. At the same time it is educational and informative - if required, calculation bases, tables, additional information or tools can be accessed directly.
Install it as an app on your device; use it offline; check necessity of fire water retention; calculate the required fire More...