In her presentation, Smriti Safaia discusses the impact of citizen science on young people’s attitudes, knowledge, and behavior 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. Joint creation of projects had a more significant impact, but even one-time participatory activities increased students’ knowledge and behavior in the environment. As a result of enriching citizen science experiences, teachers at the international school revamped their science program to include a long-term coastal ecology citizen science project, while students and teachers at the local school launched a movement to promote sustainable consumer behavior in society. Furthermore, citizen scientific activities on biodiversity and pollution influenced which psychological factors had the greatest impact on students’ environmental protection behavior. The presentation offers practical insights for project designers, environmental scientists, and educators who want to create impactful citizen science opportunities in educational settings.

Luke Gooding’s presentation focuses on the potential of citizen science in helping the energy transition. He collaborated with Sarah West and Rachel Pateman on this project. The study he presents provides an overview of current citizen science projects related to energy transitions, analyzing their goals, methods, results, and obstacles. Successful case studies are highlighted to demonstrate the various ways in which citizen science has been used to address energy challenges. Luke 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.

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