The UK has a long history of volunteer involvement in environmental monitoring, but we know that the diversity of citizen science, or community science, volunteers is not reflective of the wider population. What is the impact of this for society and for monitoring data, and how can we improve?
This symposium will include a series of talks focussed on inclusivity in citizen science, including UK examples from the Bat Conservation Trust, the Field Studies Council's Biolinks Project and The Rock Pool Project, as well as some from the Global South. We will also consider the issues from a social science perspective, and there will be time for questions and discussion.
The intended audience is those involved in running citizen science projects, but the symposium is open to all. This event will be hosted by the UK Environmental Observation Framework (UKEOF) Citizen Science Working Group, and is supported by UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).
Information and booking here.