To further support the interest and practice of Citizens’ Observatories, WeObserve is running a second run of its online course, Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference, with updated information and resources starting on 5th October 2020 for 4 weeks, with flexible hours of study (approx. 3 hours per week). To register for free, please visit the course page. Sign up for news and follow us on our social media channels @WeObserveEU for more information.

Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference combines exciting learning resources and an online community to immerse learners in  the journey of environmental and citizen sensing.  This course will also discuss the practical skills used in citizen science, e.g. scientific protocols for data collection, use of sensors and other equipment, site selection, methods design and data collection, can also be taught on this platform. 

Join thousands of learners on the FutureLearn platform and meet the international community of citizen scientists interested in environmental monitoring. Even if you took part in the first run of the course in November 2019, you can still enrol for free on this latest and final run to refresh your knowledge and explore the new topics we have developed, including open source downloadable tools, citizen science and global pandemics and the WeObserve Open Data Challenge.

If you are completely new to this online course, you will discover how to lead a citizen science project, including the best practices for community building, how to identify the most pressing questions for your community and tips on data collection and interpretation. We will also cover how to use your findings to educate others about environmental concerns and create positive change in your local area. 

Watch the trailer to WeObserve’s latest free online course here

If you would like to explore environmental issues, take action and become a changemaker, join like-minded learners here!

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