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Exploring the Power of Citizen Science: Uniting for an Energy Transition and Empowering Youth for Environmental Stewardship

BySamantha Jones

Mar 25, 2024
Conference 2024 of the European Citizen Science Association

In his presentation, Luke Gooding explores the potential of citizen science in aiding an energy transition. The study he presents reviews current citizen science projects related to energy transitions, analyzing their objectives, methods, results, and obstacles. Successful case studies are highlighted to demonstrate the various ways citizen science has been used to tackle energy challenges. Moreover, the research aims to bridge the gap between citizen science and energy transition research by exploring the reasons for their limited integration, such as disciplinary boundaries, institutional frameworks, funding mechanisms, and policy frameworks.

Luke collaborated with Sarah West and Rachel Pateman on this project. Rachel recently spoke at an ECSA webinar about her role in the project and a recording is available for viewing online.

On the other hand, Smriti Safaya’s presentation focuses on the impact of environmental citizen science activities on youth attitudes towards nature. She found that engaging in citizen science projects can lead to positive changes in how students perceive and interact with the natural environment. Co-creating projects had a more significant impact than one-time participatory activities; however, even one-time activities increased student knowledge and environmental behaviors. As a result of enriching citizen science experiences, teachers at an international school revamped their science program to include a long-term coastal ecology citizen science project while students and teachers at a local school started a movement to promote sustainable consumer behavior in society. Furthermore, biodiversity and pollution citizen science activities influenced which psychological factors most affected student pro-environmental behaviors. The presentation offers practical insights for project designers, environmental scientists, and educators seeking to create impactful citizen science opportunities in educational settings.

By Samantha Jones

As a dedicated content writer at newszxcv.com, I bring a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail to every piece I create. With a background in journalism and a love for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to deliver informative and captivating content that resonates with our readers. Whether I'm covering breaking news or delving into in-depth features, my goal is to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of words. Join me on this journey as we explore the ever-evolving world of news together.

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