Active citizens’ science is about citizens being in the proverbial drivers’ seat of research (and development). They are often not working on their own, but they exchange information and motivate/inspire each other. They may make use of formal scientific knowledge and expertise, but they are the ones deciding what knowledge they need for what purpose. Examples of this are knowledge about the history of particular locations or cities, knowledge about specific art and architecture, breeding particular animals or birds, as well as hybridising particular plant species.
We will use the case of daylily (Hemerocallis spp.) hybridization as a stepping stone for broader exploration (presented by daylily connoisseur and hybridiser, Francois Verhaert). To broaden the perspective, Roel During (Alterra), Jaap van Tuyl (PRI), Janneke Vader (LEI), and Arnold van Vliet (Env. Syst. Analysis group) will further reflect on the potential of active citizens’ science in relation to other cases.
This is followed by open dialogue between those present on questions relating to experiences with and opportunities for making more use of this potential. We round off with drinks to animate further informal conversations
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