The Symposium vision

A dynamic event for current and potential citizen science key players to create an in-depth and shared understanding of citizen science activities and potential as well as to shape future directions for citizen science in NZ. For an overview, read our Inventory of Citizen Science Projects, Programmes, Resources and Learning opportunities and Case Studies.


Who will participate?

Community volunteers, decision and policy-makers, educators, project coordinators, data wranglers, researchers, environmental managers… 

The symposium is for those wanting to further their knowledge of what citizen science is, what is underway and its potential e.g., for establishing programmes that address particular research questions. Others will be actively involved in developing, coordinating or researching programmes that feature environmental monitoring or data collection largely by volunteers. 


Citizen Science EXPO! (April 9, Monday)

There is an opportunity for participants to showcase their citizen science activities/projects in the Te Papa Wellington Foyer (L1). Freestanding poster boards (c. 940mm x 2040mm) are available for posters, flyers, photographs… Let viewers be inspired by your project – they may be your next volunteers (or funders!). Space is also available for pull-up banners on projects. A networking and learning session around the displays will occur on the afternoon of the Symposium (see draft programme). Board/banner space bookings are on the Registration Form.  



For more information about the Symposium & Workshops contact Monica Peters at citizenscience@landcare.org.nz.


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