The deadline to apply to the course “Strategies for citizen engagement in science communication” organized by the University of Lisbon, is approaching: registration is open until February 2nd, 2021 (HOW TO APPLY).

The course is open to 8-15 students and will be held online (due to the current COVID-19 safety measures) from March 1st, 2021 to March 5th, 2021. It’s directed (but not limited to) PhD or Master students and Postdocs in any scientific area, as well as other professionals interested in this topic; the only requisite is curiosity about science communication and citizen science.

Organized by cE3c, CIUHCT, the Dept. of Animal Biology and the Dept. of History and Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, “Strategies for citizen engagement in science communication” is in part inspired by the same idea moving the NEWSERA project: that citizen science can be a powerful tool to engage people in new forms of interaction in scientific research. A way to challenge both scientists and citizens, democratizing scientific knowledge and providing learning opportunities for everyone.

From the course description:

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.

More information on the schedule, course contents, fees, and registration are available here.


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