IT’S UP TO CITIZENS: A NEW WAY TO DO SCIENCE - CITIZEN SCIENCE and GLOBE

The event will focus on Citizen Science (scientific research for all) applied to environment, sustainability and climatic change and will provide ideas and examples for a deep involvement of schools and citizens, together with scientists, on environment protection, sustainability and climatic changes.

 

The Annual International Meeting of the GLOBE(*) European and Eurasian Coordinators will take place in Trieste on October 21th – 22th. Country Coordinators are coming from: 

CROATIA

GERMANY

GREECE

CYPRUS

NEDERLAND

FRANCE

SWITZERLAND

CZECH REP.

HUNGARY

KIRGHIZISTAN

IRELAND

ESTONIA

POLAND

RUSSIA

ISRAEL

LATVIA

SPAIN

MALTA

SLOVAKIA

UNITED STATES

LITHUANIA

NORTH MACEDONIA

UKRAINE

ITALY

 

 

 

 

 

 

(*) Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, www.globe.gov

 

During the annual meeting, the national coordinators from different countries share the last experiences and plan actions and campaigns in environmental and scientific education, according to the guidelines coming from the general international coordination staff of GLOBE Program and NASA scientists.

From October 23th to 25th, an International Teachers Training Workshop is planned,  organized by the GLOBE ITALIA Team, represented by ASSOCIAZIONE GLOBE ITALIA,  in cooperation with  GLOBE Europe – Eurasia office  (Tereza, Praha-Czech Republic).

About 40 Italian teachers and 10 foreign teachers from different school levels will attend the training course, together with the international coordinators as trainers, and they’ll also visit two schools that, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, are already working in science with the Globe protocols.

A detailed agenda of the events is linked here. The conference “The GLOBE Program, Citizen Science and Climate Change Connections”, planned as starting event of the Teachers Training Workshop on October 23th in the morning, is  open to the citizens.

The topics of the conference are:

"GLOBE Program Overview".Tony Murphy GIO, GLOBE

Invasive Alien Species amongst us: science, awareness and citizens' engagement” Eugenio Gervasini, Joint Resarch Centre, European Commission, Ispra (Varese, Italy)  

"Urban Heat Islands: analysis of causes and effects on people and environment”, Beniamino Gioli and Lorenzo Brilli, Istitute of BioEconomy (IBE), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Firenze (Italy) , Constantinos Cartalis National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece “Science in the City: Building Participatory Urban Learning Community Hubs through Research and Activation

 

The Director of GLOBE program Implementation Office (USA) will also be present to the training course.

Other researchers and scientists involved as trainers are from:

- NASA, USA

- Joint Resarch Centre - European Commission (Ispra, VA, IT)

- Institute of BioEconomy (IBE) CNR (Firenze, IT)

- Dipartimento di Scienze AgroAlimentari, Ambientali e Animali (DI4A) Università di Udine, (Udine,IT)

- CREA - Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, (Gorizia, IT)

- Oceans and Sea Waters I.N. OGS (Trieste, IT)

NASA scientists are available for meeting students of the schools of Friuli Venezia Giulia, on demand, during the whole event period. 

 

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