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Student Citizen Science Challenge- Pilot Round

What is it?
The Student Citizen Science Challenge is an online Europe-wide challenge for students to scientifically and playfully explore issues surrounding sustainability and environmental monitoring. The challenge encourages students (and teachers) to get involved in a local citizen science project or to start one of their own!

Student groups submit a visual or multimedia story sharing their method, observations, or reflection on a citizen science project in or around the classroom. The story could be a video, photo essay, comic strip, or a collection of scientific illustrations. Stories are displayed in an online exhibition, where students can present their story to a wide audience and see what sustainability investigations other students around Europe are undertaking. The online exhibition is housed by Narrative Atlas.

Who should participate?
-Secondary school students or mature primary school students anywhere in Europe.
-Formal or informal educators & students: extracurricular activities welcome!
-Groups of students accompanied by a teacher or mentor.

Why participate?
Show off what you have been working on! Students and teachers who have been working on a sustainability-related or environmental monitoring citizen science project: share a creative multimedia story about your project. Get your creative side flowing and put on blast the science problem-solving going on in and around your classroom.

Not yet involved in an existing citizen science or student-led project?
Get involved! Hands-on environmental problem solving is exciting for students and teachers alike.

Dates to note:
1st March - 15th May: Pilot Round
1st September - 1st October: Fall challenge
1st March - 1st April, 2019: Spring challenge

Want to get involved?
If you are a classroom or informal educator already involved in a citizen science project and want to be involved in the March 2018 pilot, please reach out to

If you think you would like to participate in the Fall 2018 or Spring 2018 rounds, start planning your student citizen science projects and keep your eyes on ECSA and DITOs social media for updates.

Twitter: @EuCitSci
Facebook: European Citizen Science Association
Twitter: @TogetherSci
Facebook: Doing It Together Science