Overview of BRITEC:
Project BRITEC, financed within ERASMUS+, proposes introducing the Citizen Science (CS) approach in schools as a way of engaging pupils in research practices. Within BRITEC several CS pilot activities are run in 4 countries (Belgium, Greece, Poland, Spain). Institute of Geophysics PAS proposes studies on Vitamin D3 gain thanks to ultraviolet radiation. Pupils calculate vitamin D3 doses gain, estimate the risk of sunburn and determine ‘safe’ duration of sun-tanning. Another BRITEC initiative is Observing of seasonal change of river riparian vegetation and microclimate of river valleys, which aims at monitoring how seasons affect the river vegetation and microclimate river conditions.