We invite leaders of citizen science initiatives to share their lessons and experiences for training more leaders of citizen science projects at the conference of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA). Please submit a brief abstract (max. 300 words) by the 3rd of March for a “Train the trainer” world café.
The session will favor a participative environment and is open to the following topics: engaging and retaining volunteers and stakeholders, engaging people in large numbers, field management, risk assessment, emergency response plans, monitoring activities, bioblitzes, DIY workshops, species surveys, volunteered geographic information management.You will find this world café under session “Citizen Science for environmental monitoring: Engagement and Empowerment in Citizens’ Observatories” [http://www.ecsa2016.eu/sessions.html].
The format of the world café consists of separating the big group in tables, with a host in each one. Each table will focus the conversation on a specific question lead by the host, and after 20 minutes, we invite everybody to change table, except for the hosts. By the end of the session everybody should have had the opportunity to visit all tables, if they wanted. If you present an abstract for this sub-session, you would be one of the hosts, leading the question(s) of debate and sharing your own experiences.