Objectives: Citizen science can be part of the larger process of engaging people in new forms of interaction in scientific research, challenging scientists and citizens whilst enlarging scientific knowledge and providing learning opportunities for all parties involved. These diverse interactions require innovative forms of multiway science communication.
This course aims to explore ways of communicating science to non-specialized audiences, such as policy makers, industry, general public (including students and teachers), and media professionals, through their engagement and participation in citizen science activities.
The course will particularly address co-creation as an effective tool to design, organise, implement and analyse the impact of public engagement in science activities. At the end of the course, students should be able to select and develop citizen engaging initiatives to communicate scientific results and ideas.
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