The topics and opportunities for participation are broad and diverse: Austrian Citizen Scientists can observe mushrooms and research the effect of climate change on them, discover biodiversity in cemeteries, research the intoxicating effect of catnip on cats, make phenological observations of flowering areas and set up weather stations while mathematically modelling the spread of pollutants. Furthermore, in addition to biodiversity monitoring on meadows and alpine pastures and researching social and political ideas of different marginalised groups in relation to the Austrian majority society, two other projects deal with how scientific results can be creatively and artistically processed and thus made accessible to a broader public.
The most committed Citizen Scientists will again be awarded prizes at a festive event in autumn 2022.
These are the projects
Art & Culture/Social Sciences
- Memory and the Imaginary: Democratic Citizenship
Arts & Culture/Natural Sciences
- Our Planetary Garden
- Establishing a network of weather stations to model micrometeorology and pollutant dispersion
- Cats do science
- Pilzfinder.at - Discover the world of fungi
- Biodiversity at the cemetery
- PolliDiversity 2.0
Detailed information on the projects and the opportunities to participate in research will be available on the Young Science website in the course of February!