Participatory science involves volunteers in locally-relevant scientific research projects in collaboration with science professionals, building partnerships between scientists and the broader community.
Otago has been selected as one of three regions to pilot a programme where contestable funds, support and scientific expertise will be made available to community groups, schools, kura, local rūnaka, businesses and other organisations who may have a research idea that they need help bringing to life.
The Otago initiative is a collaboration between the Otago Museum, the University of Otago, the Otago Polytechnic, Ngāi Tahu and the NZ International Science Festival. The collaboration, known as Otago Science Into Action, is led by the Otago Museum.
Hey, Otago, got a research idea you want help getting off the ground?
Check out science into action!
Craig Grant (Project Manager)
University of Otago
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
NZ International Science Festival
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)