Citizen Science on Lockdown

Citizen Science on Lockdown

As millions across the globe are having to self-isolate to prevent the spread of coronavirus, astronomical observation activities are reduced to those we can carry out from our home with instrumentation we happen to have with us. The lockdown is an exceptional...
The importance of green space in cities

The importance of green space in cities

By Roy van Grunsven – Dutch Butterfly Conservation In parts of Europe where there is no complete lockdown, people are allowed to go outside in small numbers while keeping a distance. In several cases this has led to large numbers of people going to parks and...
Earth Day, Action against Climate Change

Earth Day, Action against Climate Change

By Kat Austen – IGB Today is Earth Day, and across the world citizen science projects are coming together to push for a healthier planet. We’re delighted that our ACTION Accelerator project In My Backyard is participating with a drive to find out about...
Engaging Youth in Citizen Science

Engaging Youth in Citizen Science

Participants in Citizen Science projects are typically older. The average age of the volunteers is around 50 years old which makes sense as a lack of time is the most commonly stated barrier to participation. Younger individuals can be busy with school and work...