Elisabet Llauradó is a Postdoctoral researcher from Spain and talked to us about her experience in SEEDS.
She mentioned that in order to get teenagers involved in the project it is important to consider the relevant stakeholders. “In Spain, for example, the involvement of the Department of Education was crucial because they accepted and supported the project to be implemented in high schools but also the interaction with teachers was important.”
Elisabet’s advice to those who want to work with teenagers is: “Teenagers are incredible, excited to do challenges and be involved in projects where they are the center. Teenagers love to be heard, but not only to be heard, also they love projects where their opinion is helpful to change society.”
She summarized her learning from her experience in one sentence. “The most interesting learning is about the development of a citizen science project involving teenagers in all parts of the research.”