Why is citizen science important?

As the practice of public participation in scientific research, citizen science is an excellent way for students to increase their scientific knowledge while contributing to a more sustainable future for our cities, towns and communities.

By taking part in this project, students will:

  • Address climate challenges in their local area;

  • Develop data analysis, creative problem solving, and teamwork skills;

  • Gain hands-on experience in monitoring local air pollution and traffic patterns;

  • Understand the role and impact of individual choices (behaviour, lifestyle, and consumptions) and its consequences on the environment.

In developing an action project (e.g. organising a cycling bus or creating a local awareness campaign), students have the opportunity to submit their work to national competitions, such as Young Reporters for the Environment and ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards.