WWViews on Biodiversity
On Saturday September 15th 2012, thousands of people around the world took part in a global event: “World Wide Views on Biodiversity”. The project engaged citizens in as many countries as possible in the process of policymaking and awareness raising to sustain a living and healthy planet. Eighty four citizens from the Washington, DC metro area attended a day-long meeting to learn about biodiversity issues, make up their minds about them, and express their views.
WWViews on Biodiversity in Washington, DC, was one of four venues within the United States of America. For further information please visit the event page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Consortium for Science Policy Outcomes, DC Office; Science and Technology in Society Department, Virginia Tech; and the Koshland Science Museum are the organisers of the WWViews day in Washington, D.C.
The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society’s pursuit of equality, justice, freedom, and overall quality of life. CSPO’s DC office expands its capacity to help decision makers and institutions grapple with the immense power and complexity of science, technology and society by: (a) Communicating knowledge and methods, (b) Educating students and decision makers, (c) Forming strategic partnerships, (d) Participating in science policy initiatives, and (e) Building community of intellectuals and practitioners.
As one of the nation’s first Science and Technology in Society (STS) programs, we locate STS at the intersection of scholarship, engagement, and action. Along with pioneering programs such as the Choices and Challenges Forum, recent innovations include the journal Engineering Studies; TWISTS (Theater Workshop in Science Technology and Society); and the Humanities, Science, and Environment major. Our specialties range from S&T Policy to social studies of medicine, with concentrations in political sociology, engineering studies, and the history and philosophy of technology.
The Koshland Science Museum invites teens and adults to interact with the issues in a thought-provoking setting. Whether exploring on your own or with friends, use science to solve problems and engage in stimulating conversations with others.
WWViews Washington, DC Venue
Koshland Science Museum
The citizen consultation on international biodiversity politics in United States will take place on September 15th at the Koshland Science Museum in Washington, DC.
Koshland Science Museum
525 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Results of the WWViews in USA – Washington
Link to the results from the meeting in the USA – Washington
Photos from WWViews in USA – Washington
Recruitment Strategy of the WWViews meeting in USA – Washington
To get in contact with potential participants, the following strategies were used:
In order to make the results comparable, the participating citizens of the WWViews meeting around the world were selected according to the same set of criteria.
Information Material for Citizens
World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Material for Citizens – English (The Danish Board of Technology, June 2012)
World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Material for Citizens – Español
World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Videos for the Citizens – English
1. Introduction to biodiversity, 2. Biodiversity on land, 3. Biodiversity in the sea, 4. Burden and Benefit Sharing
World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Videos Informativos para los Ciudadanos – Español
1. Introducción a la biodiversidad, 2. Biodiversidad terrestre 3. Biodiversidad en el mar, 4. Responsabilidades y distribución de beneficios