When residents of a mountain valley participate in a health study, when young students design a system to classify butterflies, when a teenager documents the languages at use in his neighborhood—they are all contributing to citizen science. Citizen science is about research and participation, regular citizens collecting data or contributing a point of view to explore the limits of their curiosity and combine the joy of discovery and public action.
Ongoing or Completed Projects
Institute for Alpine Environment - Students are classifying butterflies in mountain valleys.
Institute for Alpine Environment - Citizens are offering 'traditional knowledge' on landscape changes in their regions.
Institute for Biomedicine - Citizens are participating in a health study in the Vinschgau/Val Venosta through physical examinations and
Institute for Applied Linguistics - Students are photo-documenting the languages present in their communities. Interactive workshops are helping them to interpret the results of their research.
Institute for Applied Linguistics –The project is engaging teachers and students in promoting awareness of linguistics and the understanding of multilingualism as a goal of education.
Institute for Applied Linguistics - Familiar songs are given new lyrics on the theme of linguistic diversity.
Institute for Earth Observation - Students are collecting data on climate, biomass and LAI (Leaf Area Index) in fields and on farms.
Institute for Comparative Federalism - Young people aged 18 to 30 years from the Euroregion Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino met to discuss different means of direct participation in politics.
Convention on Autonomy
Institute for Comparative Federalism - Citizens are developing new proposals for the South Tyrol Autonomy Statute.
Students are developing projects on natural sciences and the humanities for competition.