Article on „Sparkling Science 2.0“ in the magazine Green Care

13. January 2023 Sparkling ScienceCitizen Science
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An article on the "Sparkling Science 2.0" funding program was published in the issue 4/22 under the title "Sparkling Science: Researching together".

The article is dedicated to the success story of Sparkling Science, informs about the new edition "Sparkling Science 2.0" and presents current research projects.

Building bridges between science, school and society

An important goal of "Sparkling Science 2.0" is to build bridges between university research and school teaching practice. But the program also aims to expand and strengthen cooperation between science and society in general. This goal is to be achieved through the active participation of students and other interested citizens in research projects. In the 34 newly funded citizen science projects, around 42,000 schoolchildren and around 30,000 other interested citizens will participate in research processes and conduct research.

Diving into the projects

The article presents two exciting research projects funded under the 1st call for proposals: The project "Freeze For Future - Glacier Worlds" is dedicated to glacier melt as a consequence of the climate crisis and the virtual preservation of Austrian glaciers. The project "Biodiversity of Phoxinus minnows" investigates the occurrence of the minnow and takes a close look at the biodiversity of this small schooling fish. Interested readers can visit the Sparkling Science website for details on the funded projects.

The full Green Care article (in German) is available here. Enjoy reading!