Tagged: participatory science

Science to resolve environmental conflicts - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Apr 10, 2019

Conservation science is sometimes used to subjugate people’s environmental values and opinions. Some people say, for example, that they would rather that poisons, like 1080, were used less or not at all in their environment. For most people, those concerns come from genuinely held ethical and environmental values and beliefs. They place great importance in the humane treatment of … Read More

Curious adventures in Wonderland - Curious and Curiouser

Victoria Metcalf Jul 03, 2016

We live in Wonderland. Let’s keep ourselves curious and explore it. Image Source: Flickr Commons uploaded by cea +. Recently I took Miss6 to watch the new Alice movie –Through the Looking Glass. I got a special thrill when Alice said “Curiouser and Curiouser”, as this famous line provided inspiration for the name of this blog ‘ … Read More

A learning system for science engagement: Part 1 - Curious and Curiouser

Victoria Metcalf Feb 05, 2016

Science engagement is currently a hot socio-political issue with extensive Government investment and interest. But it is not a new issue, and there is a lot that has been done in the past that we should be learning from and building on. A guest post by Dr Cathy Buntting, Senior Research Fellow, University Waikato. This is an educator’s perspective on the … Read More

Getting Curious and Curiouser - Curious and Curiouser

Victoria Metcalf Nov 06, 2015

The power of curiosity One of my beliefs is that everyone has curiosity programmed into them. Sometimes as people progress from childhood wonder into adulthood that curiousness becomes dulled, covered in layers, just like the clouds I am viewing from my plane window at the precise moment I write this. A moment spent looking and thinking might lead to consideration … Read More

A new era for engaging communities with science - Guest Work

Guest Author May 18, 2015

The way we engage the public with science is poised to change. By Dr Victoria Metcalf, National Coordinator for the Participatory Science Platform in the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. I do a lot of speaking each year about science to the community, up to 20 public talks annually. These are primarily to school classes and … Read More