Dates: April 12 and 13, 2024.

Location: Etopia Art and Technology Center

Participants: Students, teachers and the general public.


The “Citizen Primavera of Science” meeting will offer a unique opportunity for the exchange of experiences and knowledge between participants in citizen science projects from various geographies (many of them rural), cultures and realities. The innovative “hands on” participation formats that this meeting will offer encourage dynamic participation. Furthermore, the collective data visualization and analysis activities will favor effective interaction between participants, which will facilitate the transfer of knowledge, techniques and experiences. The transfer of knowledge will be transversal among all participants —students, teachers, scientists and social agents— thus generating an open and inclusive learning environment, which will also invite new groups to be part of our project, and to participate in other citizen science projects.


Preliminary program:

  1. Track The Fly environmental data visualization, analysis and interpretation meeting.
  2. Technology session to improve or seek new features of the weather station and the “Track the Fly” application.
  3. Code The Fly” data analysis marathon
  4. Citizen Fly Lab” training and experimental data validation marathon
  5. Sample of scientific dissemination materials and resources, designed and produced by the students participating in MCTF to publicize the project, results and scientific concepts associated with MCTF and other citizen science projects.
  6. Sample of results and guides of the observation and monitoring activity to identify possible practices and natural events that may affect biodiversity.
  7. Exchange of experiences between teachers of different citizen science projects.
  8. Sustainability workshop between teachers from different citizen science projects, to explore collaborations between projects.
  9. 2 conferences by invited researchers who work in citizen science of basic frontier science ERC.
    • Elaine Chew, Professor of Engineering joint between the Department of Engineering (Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences) and the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences (Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine) at King’s College London.
    • Josefa González, tenured scientist at the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) in Barcelona, Spain. She got her PhD at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and continued her training at Stanford University (US). Dr. González research aims at understanding how organisms adapt to the environment.
  10. Conferences by guest researchers from the DrosEU network within the framework of its 10th anniversary.

Stay tuned for the call for proposals and opening of registrations.