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Gather – Executive Summary

The state of nature partnership is Britain's most ambitious conservation collaboration. This is a summary of our collective vision and strategy. The partnership is now called the Nature Intelligence Unit.

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Gather – Executive Summary

  1. 1. gatheR Executive summary citizen science for the state of nature partnership July 2015
  2. 2. 2 The State of Nature Partnership is Britain’s most ambitious conservation collaboration Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust Association of British Fungus Groups Bat Conservation Trust Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (NERC) Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland British Bryological Society British Lichen Society British Mycological Society British Trust for Ornithology Buglife Bumblebee Conservation Trust Butterfly Conservation Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Marine Biological Association Marine Conservation Society Mammal Society National Biodiversity Network People's Trust for Endangered Species Plantlife Pond Conservation Rothamsted Research Wildlife Trust Wildfowl & Wetland Trust RSPB National Trust ( Swarm! )
  3. 3. 3 the latest report shows that Nature iN the UK IS In trouble (We don’t need to tell you that….)
  4. 4. 4 The state of nature in the UK Is changing because how we live is changing increasing Pace of Life Rise of screen time Community breakdown Loss of Green Spaces Less time spent outdoors Nature-starved curriculum
  5. 5. 5 CHANGING LIFESTYLES DECREASING NATURAL RESOURCES CLIMATE CHANGE EARTH IS NOW ENTERING AN EXTINCTION RATE 1000 TIMES GREATER THAN IN THE PAST These shifts in how we live have fundamentally changed our relationship with nature
  7. 7. CITIZEN SCIENCE has the potential to ESTABLISH A RECONNECTION AND LOVE OF NATURE Help people discover that change is happening and build awareness of how that change affects them - locally as well as nationally/globally Catalyse public engagement by making nature exciting, relevant and interesting to people (again) Help rejoin the dots between society, culture and nature through (re)-building community
  8. 8. 8 shaping a new collective vision for the State of nature partnership approach from 2016 Building on solid foundation scientific report TO Grow a diverse Learning community with a love for nature Data Facts Evidence Representation Accuracy Stories Engagement Places Connection Fun
  9. 9. The people’s state of nature
  10. 10. 10 1.0 2.0 3.0 Expert-guided + Purposeful Public engagement focus for 2016 the focus for next year should be on growing expert guided purposeful public engagement Expert + Public SHAPED + SUSTAINED Public engagement = GROWING SCIENCE CAPACITY science-led + NARROW EXPERT INVOLVEMENT
  11. 11. Even within designated audiences a 11 we have 6 unique audiences in terms of their needs and potential roles they can play adventurists Farmers Engaged Naturalists Armchair enthusiasts Schools and Teachers Explorer families
  12. 12. 12 8 key capabilities needed to deliver the people’s state of nature citizen science 2.0 proposition Online and physical learning communities Learning from wider world of citizen science New Digital tools and technologies Innovative Product and service design Engaging Content and storytelling Rewards/ incentives for participation compelling Place- based experiences Open data approaches and platforms
  13. 13. 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 13 There’s a clear need to learn and ACQUIRE new capacity to deliver the vision AND GAIN ADVANTAGE Rewards and incentives Content and story- telling Learning from citizen science Open Data Learning communities Place-based experiences Product and service design Tools and digital technologies n=11 capability importance Ignore Acquire Shed Advantage
  14. 14. 14 designing a coherent and compelling offer principles for a State of nature 2.0 proposition 1. Joined up approach 2. Building towards an ambitious vision 3. Open to multiple audiences 4. Many ways to participate - for individuals + orgs 5. Transforming partnership into a collaboration 6. Sharing data, learning and knowledge openly 7. Building collective intelligence around the topic
  15. 15. 15 ten key themes driving the overall proposition Going beyond the report to grow a learning community Keeping existing communities rewarded and engaged Creating multiple ways to get involved and participate Reaching new audiences where they are on what they love Aggregating existing projects into single place establishing shared knowledge + Open Data practises who what how inviting Story-telling at local level setting Challenges for rewards Co-creation of whole programme design creating new Media and content partnerships
  16. 16. 16 A film to bring to life the proposition
  17. 17. 17 Potential startpoints for propositions to establish citizen science for nature 2.0 1. Establish and grow the State of Nature learning community 2. Create a local place-based story-telling platform 3. Aggregating existing activities into a single, lightweight platform 4. Co-creating propositions with key audiences - Adventurists / Farmers 5. Develop engaging content to engage and inspire new audiences 6. Rewarding and recognising expert naturalists for their contributions
  18. 18. gatheRING A collaboration to improve the state of nature What is it? Blog 2:13 / 7:34 Date 04/10/2015 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 321 1098765 11 171615141312 18 242322212019 25 3130282726 Oct 2015 4 When’s the next Gathering? Register How it worksAbout Gathering is a 1 day ‘unconference’ where we • meet other fellow practitioners • share learning and best practise in growing public engagement around citizen science for nature • get inspired with approaches, and learn new skills and ways of working • co-create solutions to the big challenges we are all facing in our own work Register
  19. 19. 1. A platform to enable and encourage the public tell their stories about the things love, notice, care about locally 2. The platform will build up a living State of Nature map across the UK - start by test/learn hyper-local 3. Could link to aggregation of citizen science projects as a next step, call to action beyond sharing story 19 creating a platform for local story-telling Flower power Kestrel tracking Moth mates
  20. 20. 20 Aggregating Existing activities 1. Bring all existing projects together on one platform 2. Make the platform easily searchable for the public 3. Potential for project ratings/feedback 4. Potential for a rewards/ points system for users
  21. 21. Join the adventurists Citizen scientists + adventurers Pioneering wild science 1. Sign-up to become an adventurist 2. Receive a briefing pack, the app and a sampling toolkit 3. Go out and pioneer wild science 4. Send back your results 5. Help us grow the movement
  22. 22. 22 Potential content partners to engage and inspire new audiences to participate
  23. 23. 23 Rewarding and recognising expert naturalists for their citizen science contributions
  24. 24. 24 planning for launch of the people’s state of nature project plan August to December 2015 January to June 2016 Phase 0 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Phase 6 Development Day Audience Immersion Rapid Prototyping end Sept Oct/Nov Nov - Dec Pilot testing and development Launch comms planning Full programme launch Jan - Mar Apr - May June Establishing project, objectives, success metrics, ways of working and fundamentals of approach Insights into potential ideas, opportunities and needs identified via immersion with the key audiences Rapid prototyping and co- creating Swarm programme to develop the concepts into prototypes co-funded by founding partners Build Sustainable Platform + Collaborative Venture Applications to key funds/foundations/partners for launch funding, establishing collaborative project/venture Refining and piloting the prototypes iteratively with user feedback and with partners ready to launch Finalising project pilot(s) and developing integrated comms plan for full launch with key partners Launching the main programme, with lead content partners to reach as wide as audience as possible Develop Long Term Funding Model Working with core partners, funders/foundations on long-term financial viability for venture Funded externally Phase 1 Partner foundations Aug/Sept Developing relationships with key partners to establish strong foundation for collaborative venture