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Citizen Science – Motivations, Progression and Accreditation report

Citizen Science - Motivations, Progression and Accreditation report

As part of our Scotland Counts programme we’ve produced a report – Citizen Science – Motivations, Progression and Accreditation. This report provides an insight into Citizen Science motivations, progression routes and investigates whether formal accreditation would benefit Citizen Science participants and add value to the data collected.

Thank you for all your input and read it here first!

 

Spring wildlife to look out for in May!

Spring wildlife to look out for in May!

Hi there! This month there is loads of exciting wildlife appearing all over the country and taking part in Citizen Science gives you a fantastic excuse to get out there a see it! Here are some lovely May beauties to spot this month!

Swift  Apus apus

Swifts wings are long and narrow. The tail is slightly forked, but not as much as a swallow’s. They are dark, sooty brown all over, but swifts often look black against the sky. If you get a good look, you might see their pale throat. They eat flying insects and airborne spiders

Swifts have … Continue reading

British Science Week with St Mary’s Primary School

British Science Week with St Mary's Primary School

Thanks to funding from the British Science Association, we were able to run two Citizen Science sessions with a class of P5’s from St Mary’s Primary School in Maryhill. This was part of British Science Week, and what a lovely week it was!

In our first session we introduced the children to the world of lichen and used it to help them understand the importance and impacts of air quality. Lichen, that funny plant like structure we see growing everywhere, is a fantastic indicator of air quality as it is very sensitive to nitrogen and ammonia … Continue reading

‘Citizen Science in Communities’ Film

In partnership with OPAL we have created a ‘Citizen Science in Communities’ film showcasing two community groups – Friends of the River Kelvin and Space to Grow. Our film illustrates Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) approach and highlights each community groups learning journey to becoming Citizen Scientists.

This film nicely compliments the ‘Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring Citizen Science Pilot Projects’ and the shorter version ‘Top Tips for Co-creation and CBEM Citizen Science Projects’.

Happy viewing!

‘Top Tips’ for Developing Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) Citizen Science Projects

‘Top Tips’ for Developing Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) Citizen Science Projects

‘Top Tips’ for Developing Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) Citizen Science Projects

‘Co-Creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) Citizen Science Pilot Projects’ report. This report aims to provide an introduction to Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM) Citizen Science projects. It aims to explain the two types of Citizen Science approach and describe how the approaches have been piloted in Scotland.

We have also created a shorter version of the report ‘Top Tips for Developing Co-creation and Community Based Environmental Monitoring (CBEM)’. This shorter report highlights the main findings and will help … Continue reading