The Erasmus+ project, HEIDI (“Digital Action at HEIs as a catalyst for social change in the Covid-19 crisis”), aims to provide training (for staff, decision makers, students, librarians, and communities) enabling Higher Education Institutions to better embrace and support bottom-up digital action (i.e. hackathons, makeathons and citizen science initiatives). Until 2023 we will be running 90 events (in the UK, France, Malta, Cyprus and Greece) and aim to engage more than 3,000 people. All are welcome to events, whether you’re familiar with citizen science or not, and whether you’re HEI staff or student or not involved with universities at all.
The month of March will be very busy with a series of events: citizen science trainings, talks and a roundtable. We’d be delighted for you to attend some of these. Please find the details below:
Join our Online Training Activities
- Citizen Science training for practitioners on 7th March, 17:30 pm GMT. Tickets here.
- Communication and Feedback with Volunteers on 7th March, 18:30 pm GMT. Tickets here.
- Introduction to Citizen Science: Scope, Methodology, Tools and Practices on 10th of March, 17:30 pm GMT. Tickets here. (Please note this is an introduction to the roundtable, although you do not have to attend both – see below.)
- Create your own Zooniverse project on new date: 5th April, 16:00 BST. Tickets here.
- Create your own nQuire project on new date: 5th April, 16:45 BST. Tickets here.
- Introduction to City Nature Challenge on new date: 19th April, 16:00 BST. Tickets here.
- City Nature Challenge: Event Planning on new date: 19th April, 16:30 BST. Tickets here.
Join our Online Webinar Series “Citizen Science for All Talks”
- Citizen Science with Indigenous Communities with David Berger (IWGIA) and Dimitris Argyriou (Forests & Peoples Organisation) on 2nd March, 17:30 pm GMT. Tickets here.
- Achieving policy impact with Citizen Science with Dr Sven Schade (JRC), Dr Izzy Bishop (UCL) and Professor Muki Haklay (UCL) on 3rd March, 17:30 pm GMT. Tickets here.
- Why trust citizen generated data? with Alexandra Czeglédi (ESSRG) and Amy Freitag (NOAA) on 8th March, 17:30 pm GMT. Tickets here.
- Citizen Science and Sustainable Development Goals with Dr Dilek Fraisl (IIASA) and Yaqian Wu (UCL) on 9th March, 16:30 GMT. Tickets here.
- Citizen science and Ethnobotany with Dr Baiba Pruse Ca’Foscari (University of Venice), Dr Renata Soukand (Ca’Foscari University of Venice) and Dr Eliana Rodrigues (Universidade Federal de São Paulo) on 1st April, 17:30 pm BST. Tickets here.
Join our Roundtable discussion
- HEIDI Roundtable: Digital Action in Communities on 10th March, 18:00 GMT (immediately after the Introduction to Citizen Science talk), tickets here.
This Eventbrite page has a list of all UCL’s HEIDI events. Some of our other partners in HEIDI are holding other events in their local languages.
The Citizen Science for All Talks is a series of webinars and special events which invite world-leading experts on citizen science to give a talk in their field of expertise to share their experiences and knowledge with our diverse audience, including those who at the moment know very little about Citizen Science. It is organised by UCL’s People Nature Lab and Extreme Citizen Science.
These talks are organised by People Nature Lab (UCL EAST) and Extreme Citizen Science (UCL Geography).
HEIDI is supported by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union under Grant Agreement no. 2020-1-UK01-KA226-HE-094667.