Citizen Science Award 2016
The Citizen Science Award 2016 invited Austrian citizens - groups, school classes, individuals - to participate in ten citizen science projects from 1st April until 30th September. The aim of the Awards 2016 was to motivate citizens from all age groups to get involved in research.
There was a great diversity of topics and research questions! How is Austria`s landscape changing? How many hedgehogs can be found in Austrian gardens? How many badgers live in Vienna and its surrounding? How can an online lab be used? How do location, climate etc. influence the development of fruit trees? Observations, measurements, pictures, samples and more could be send to the research team using apps, email, special online platforms or mail. Here you can find all ten projects.
Citizen Science Award 2015
2015 the BMWFW supported four selected citizen science projects to motivate young people to participate in research projects. Due to a broad range of public relation activities and prizes worth up to € 3,000 finally around 148 school classes contributed to these projects.