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ParCos (Participatory Communication of Science)

A collaborative research project exploring how we communicate and understand science stories.

ParCos (Participatory Communication of Science) is a three-year EU funded project that will support people to collect scientific data and interpret and communicate it themselves through a range of practical citizen science activities. It will also explore the issue of misinformation and how scientific data and research can sometimes be distorted or misrepresented when it is shared.

KWMC is working with the project partners to develop ‘The Bristol Approach to Citizen Science’, a methodology based on our work on The Bristol Approach, which will be used in three citizen science pilot studies in Belgium, Finland and the UK (Bristol).

The Bristol pilot started in autumn 2020. It is based in Knowle West but involves people from across South Bristol and is sharing learning with other communities.

As part of the Bristol pilot, in November and December 2020, the team from KWMC The Factory worked with residents of South Bristol to gather data about household waste – the types of materials being wasted and in what quantities – and creative ways to reduce, reuse or recycle these waste materials where possible.  In March 2021 we launched the free ReThink ReMake ReCycle digital magazine to share participants’ stories as well as tips and activities from the workshops – an example of interactive, family-friendly science communication.


Free creative resource for families to reduce household waste

To coincide with Global Recycling Day, KWMC The Factory has released a free, family-friendly magazine filled with stories and advice for reducing household waste - and getting creative while you do it. The magazine includes a range of tutorials, activities and puzzles inspired by The Factory's recent project ReThink ReMake ReCycle, where residents of South Bristol came together to explore the...

As part of ParCos, the KWMC team are also leading an activity to develop Principles for Diversity and Inclusion to guide the pilot studies.

Watch this space for more information or contact a member of the team.

Image by Ibolya Feher

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