CS-05 About the heritage of Konrad Lorenz: involving pupils in behavioural biology research

Dr. Dott.ssa. Didone Frigerio
BSc MSc. Verena Pühringer-Sturmayr

Universität Wien

TQW2Subject area: Behavioural biology What it is: Since 2010 the Konrad Lorenz Research Station in Upper Austria is engaged in involving pupils in its research in the field of behavioural biology. A study on greylag geese showed that reliable data can be obtained by well-trained children, whereas in a different study on ibises, students contributed to communicating science by investigating knowledge on this avian species. Our results suggest citizen science to be suitable for informal education. The current presentation provide a cross section of different projects focussing on lessons learnt and future perspectives of the collaboration between science and education.