Review: Award 2015-2018

Citizen Science Award 2018

Almost 10,000 people from all over Austria have already taken part in the Citizen Science Awards 2015-2017. Following the great success of the last three years, the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) invited interested citizens - especially school classes - to participate in six research projects from 1 May to 30 June 2018. The topics were diverse: looking for birds, photographing bumblebees, observing plants, collecting historical material such as photos or stories or formulating research questions regarding accident injuries. HERE you can find all projects.

On 12 November 2018, the most dedicated citizen scientists were awarded with the Citizen Science Awards 2018 by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. The press review and pictures of the award ceremony can be found HERE.

During the day, the Center for Citizen Science along with the research projects invited citizen scientists to participate in the Citizen Science Award Day.  From 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m., the projects organised activities such as workshops, guided tours or lectures.

CITIZEN SCIENCE AWARD 2017

The Citizen Science Award 2017 invited Austrian citizens - groups, school classes, individuals - to participate in eight citizen science projects from 1st May until 30th June. The aim of the Awards 2017 was to motivate citizens from all age groups to get involved in research.

There was a great diversity of topics and research questions: How many squirrels live in Austrian Cities? Which reptiles and amphibians are threatened by extinction in Austria? What is the Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)? Or how did the Jewish population of Lower Austria’s lives change – before, during and after the Nazi era? 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 projects.

The award ceremony took place on 21st November 2017 at the University of Vienna.

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.

The award ceremony took place on 13th December 2016. Here you can see the picture gallery of the event.

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.

HERE you can find all ten projects of the Award 2015. The award ceremony took place on 15th December 2016.

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