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...
City climate & city trees
Under this main topic new projects are underway. Several teams from Kerala (India), Antwerp (Belgium), Zurich (Switzerland) and maybe additionally - in the clarification process - a class from the Basque Country, individual teams from Pakistan, Canada and Dubai are in the preparation phase for doing collaborative projects using «The Horse» concept !
«The Horse» concept gets attention!
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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")
>FOOD & CLIMATE
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 Horse" concept with the "befter" method (dontwastemy.energy) now offers the possibility to use Moodle for collaborative project work between students, teachers and experts!
Standard remains the existing tool, an adapted blog (BlogEngine.NET, blogengine.io), which has proven itself by offering exactly the required basic functions. It is characterized by simplicity, thanks to which some teachers More...