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Parallel Sessions IV – 4.4 Dialogue Session (2 sessions of 45 minutes each)

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

16:00-16:45

Christopher Styles, EUSEA, United Kingdom and Vannessa Hannesschläger, Ars Electronica, Austria

Helping citizen science grow – How can we engage better with grassroots citizen science initiatives?

The IMPETUS project, through its accelerator program and partnership with the European Prize for Citizen Science, supports and elevates underrepresented voices in the research community by providing recognition, financial support, mentoring, and training for citizen science initiatives. Despite the global reach of the science community, grassroots initiatives often struggle to connect with larger organizations. The IMPETUS team aims to address this issue within the EUSEA community by exploring communication strategies and identifying groups that are overlooked. Through dialogue, they seek to integrate grassroots organizations into the citizen science community, provide additional support, and promote their vital work. This session will culminate in a communication action plan to enhance outreach efforts, ensuring visibility for future citizen science projects and opportunities offered by IMPETUS.

 

16:45-17:30

Liz Danner, The Open University, United Kingdom; James Caron, SOAS University of London, United Kingdom and Muhammad Salman Khan, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge in Pakistan: Case Study Lessons for Impactful Engagement

Drawing from Pakistan field projects, we explore integrating indigenous knowledge into academic practice, informed by a decolonial perspective. Emphasizing equitable incorporation, we aim to contribute to local intellectual cultures on their terms. Through discussion, we’ll assess the potential and limits of this approach, focusing on its applicability beyond Pakistan. While situating knowledge within specific contexts, we’ll extract transferable principles for STEM engagement. This session bridges social sciences with STEM by incorporating indigenous knowledge, offering insights into novel approaches while encouraging reflection on audience engagement and collaborative practice.

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May 15
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4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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