Tag Archive: Community

How a German migrant planted citizen science in Australia – and why it worked

In 1847, a young German named Ferdinand Mueller came to Adelaide, with a dream: to be the botanist who catalogued every plant species in Australia. Off he went, collecting plants from Queensland to Victoria, up… Continue reading

Sarah Hill CEO Greater Sydney Commission on Community Empowerment

“Community empowerment was a key issue about conflict resolution about engagement about hearing the 90% of the community that aren’t whinging who are actually supportive.”   Sarah Hill, NSW vice-president of the Planning… Continue reading

Can citizen science empower disenfranchised communities?

Andrew Maynard, Director, Risk Innovation Lab, Arizona State University published in The Conversation, 27th January 2016 Early in 2015, a group calling itself the Nappy Science Gang hit the parenting scene in the U.K.… Continue reading

Community & Scientists working together to solve flooding problems in Pickering, Yorkshire

UK flooding: How a Yorkshire town worked with nature to stay dry, courtesy Geoffrey Lean, The Independent, 3rd January 2016 (pictured left: Canoeists check out buildings in flooded York Getty) While the sodden,… Continue reading

People Power Unearths a Hidden World in WA Soils

People power unearths a hidden world in WA soils, Karl Gruber in ECOS, CSIRO 15th September 2014 Why would 400 or more Western Australians, trowels and GPS devices in hand, take to the… Continue reading