Can you imagine becoming part of the global effort to detect Gravitational Waves? Do you think that your students can explore cosmic events with a detector installed deep in the sea?
Citizen Science creates numerous opportunities for all citizens – independent of their location, gender, or education – to be involved in ground-breaking fundamental research. Through citizen science activities, everyone can contribute to the development of new knowledge. Increasingly, scientists from Large Research Infrastructures and Frontier Physics experiments are starting to share their data and ask for citizens to support the optimization of their detectors to enhance discoveries potential.
But how can schools and students support their work?
Join us for this vision-building workshop in the REINFORCE project to help us design the best possible citizen science projects in school education. The workshop will take place on Saturday 7 November 11:00h – 13:00h CET.
To join the workshop click here: https://zoom.us/j/95220072597
The workshop will showcase citizen science projects in frontier physics, with experts from infrastructures such as CERN, VIRGO/EGO, or KM3NeT introducing their ideas and engaging with participants to better understand teachers and students’ needs, interests, motivations and ideas on how to integrate citizen science in the classroom.
The workshop is being organised in the frame of the EDEN Open Classroom Conference 2020. http://openclassroom2020.ea.gr/
Register for the conference here: http://openclassroom2020.ea.gr/register/
About the Conference
Co-organised by Ellinogermaniki Agogi, the Institute of Educational Policy and the European Distance and E-Learning Network – EDEN in the framework of the Reflecting for Change project, the aim of the Open Classroom Conference 2020 “Open and Distance Education: New challenges and Perspectives” is to explore the idea of “Open School” as an engaging environment that effectively introduces novel methodologies, tools and content by re-designing learning to accommodate and include difference and by bringing together families, community groups, local businesses, experts, universities, into an innovation ecosystem.
Τhe Open Classroom Conference 2020 “Open and Distance Education: New challenges and Perspectives” will take place on 6-8 November through virtual facilities (Youtube) while participants of the workshops can join through Zoom.
Please support our Citizen Science activities by participating also in this study:
The Vision-Building Workshop on 7 November 2020 (11:00-13:00h CET) will discuss and showcase citizen science projects in frontier physics.
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