News and Events

We hold a number of very engaging and exciting workshops and events, including our summer workshops.

We have unfortunately had to postpone our Participation Lab Showcase Event until the next academic year, due to coronavirus restrictions. We’ll let you know when it is safe for us to hold this event. 

Read more about our second summer workshop, focused on the SDGs and Participation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Read more about our first summer workshop, Communities & Participation. Thinking and doing collaborative research  and Participation Lab Mixer launch event, May 2016.

We also held an exciting Participation Lab workshop focused on:

Enthusiasm for Citizen Science: Taking stock of motivations, costs and benefits

9th September 2016, University of Reading

It is often said that citizen science is growing as a field of practice, and with that comes a growing understanding of how citizen science can and should be used. At this event, we will be sharing best practice and current thinking on recent research surrounding motivations (of citizens, scientists, practitioners and policymakers) and the costs and benefits of citizen science. The event will introduce several research projects, including two recently funded by the UK Environmental Observation Framework (see Bringing together members of the BES Citizen Science SIG with representatives from monitoring agencies, this one-day event on ‘enthusiasm for citizen science’ will enable participants to take stock of recent research, share good practice and identify new directions and issues for citizen science research to consider.

Speakers included Hilary Geoghegan (Participation Lab, University of Reading), Alison Dyke (Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York), Gitte Kragh (University of Bournemouth), Michael Pocock (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), other speakers/commentators to be confirmed




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