P3: Citizen science centres II

E-poster session | Chairperson: Joaquin Cochero | Tuesday, 08 September 2020 | 17:15-17:30

17:15-17:20  |  P3.1 Science centers as a broker for citizen science

Author/s: Katrin Hille and Viola Hoffmann

Presenter: Viola Hoffmann

The Science Center experimenta in Heilbronn, Germany, wants to promote the joy of science and the desire for knowledge and innovation. One part of the experimenta, the Forum, has an additional goal of wanting to introduce visitors to science. Among other things, this means the Forum wants to support visitors to engage in science, e.g. Citizen Science. This E-Poster shows how the experimenta brings interested Science Center visitors together with Citizen Science. Thereby it suggests a blueprint for other Science Centers and similar exhibitions.


17:20-17:25  |  P3.2 Setting up a regional citizen science center: the story of Flanders, Belgium

Author/s: Annelies Duerinckx, Jef Van Laer and Sanne Strouven

Presenter: Jef Van Laer

In January 2019, the Flemish Citizen Science center - Scivil - was launched with the support of the Flemish Government. Many encounters in the five years before have made this launch possible. In its turn, the launch of Scivil enabled many more interesting encounters, both at a regional and international level.

In this poster presentation we will tell the story of how Scivil came to be. We will share with you our dreams for the future, some plans and ideas to make them come true, and the trials, errors and successes of the first year of Scivil.