Interested in learning more about the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and Doing it Together Science (DITOs) Student Challenge?
Here is a presentation from the workshop, "Synergies between Citizen Science and Education" in Leysin, Switzerland in March 2018, that delves into the turning scientific documentation in the classroom into creative science communication for an external audience.
The challenge encourages students and teachers who have participated in a citizen science or inquiry-based project in or around the classroom to take their scientific methods and results and share a creative multimedia story!
Storytelling for Science
A Europe-wide online Challenge
To promote engagement with citizen science and to
encourage student-led inquiry and exploration in and
around the classroom.
Mar - April
Sept - Oct
Mar - Apr
Student-led inquiry and exploration
To creatively share visual & multimedia stories, where
students have engaged with scientific questions on the
theme of sustainability or environmental change.
visual & multimedia
Narrative Atlas, hosting the Challenge
be in a scientific
● Good scientific
● For students
themselves, groups of
students, or for
● Good communication
● For external audiences,
not just the teacher or
Who are the
The setting? The plot?
- BEES, Afterschool Group
- Honey bees living on an urban rooftop farm
- Butterflies in the neighborhood park
- The wind coming off of the East River
- The schoolyard block
- An urban rooftop farm
- Research: how does seed dispersal happen
on our Brooklyn block?
- Who visits our school flower bushes?
- Creating our own seeds: A Seed Dispersal
Example) Urban Seed Dispersal: Brooklyn Edition
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 709443.