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AWA Webinar Series 7

The African Waste Academy’s seventh webinar series took place in June 2020. The theme for this webinar series was Citizen Science.

“The Dirty Dozen” by Aaniyah Omardien:

Aaniyah, the founder and director of The Beach Coop takes us through the sorting system they use to classify litter gathered during their monthly beach clean ups. Aaniyah also discusses some of the trends that they have observed over the course of their operation and the use of the data that’s been gathered. Click here to view the presentation slides.

“Youth citizen science on the rocks: the LIMPET Marine Monitoring programmeby Maya Pfaff:

Maya shares the story of the LIMPET Marine Monitoring programme which educates learners in local high schools about the value of the marine environment. The programme is run by a team of educators and scientists who established LIMPET to encourage environmental stewardship while contributing to mathematics and science skills and gather valuable data for environmental monitoring at the same time. Click here to view the presentation slides.

“Marine Litter and Citizen Science – An opportunity” by Martin Thiel:

Martin discusses the Citizen Science programme, Garbage Scientists which has been running since 2007. After sharing some of the scientific and awareness work that they’ve done with the network of schools in South America, he discusses points to keep in mind when embarking on similar types of projects, as well as the potential of citizen science to enact substantial change in regulations. Click here to view the presentation slides.

“Unleashing the Potential of Citizen Science as Educational Tool towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education for an empowered society” by Imane Baïz:

Imane shares methodologies and case studies from the citizen science projects run by the CRI (Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity) in 17 locations across Europe. The ‘Doing it together Science’ programme included various experiments and collaborative opportunities for high school learners including investigations mapping microalgae, exploring bioremediation, and the filtration capabilities of Kombucha. Click here to view the presentation slides.

 

“The Dirty Dozen” by Aaniyah Omardien:

 

“Youth citizen science on the rocks: the LIMPET Marine Monitoring programmeby Maya Pfaff:

 

“Marine Litter and Citizen Science – An opportunity” by Martin Thiel:

 

“Unleashing the Potential of Citizen Science as Educational Tool towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education for an empowered society” by Imane Baïz:

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