Join WILDLABS community member Dr. Meredith Palmer from Snapshot Safari and other researchers from various disciplines in SciStarter's webinar, Citizen Science Online! Speakers will celebrate this April's Citizen Science Month by introducing participants to the wide variety of ways that people of all ages can engage with research projects from around the globe. In addition to being a crash course in digital citizen science for those who are new to the concept, and it will also give researchers a chance to discuss how to incorporate citizen science into their own work, and give educators techniques for using citizen science in the classroom.
04/22/2020, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Online via Zoom
Go on safari from your couch or travel the ancient seas during your lunch break - there are endless opportunities to explore topics across the sciences, arts, and humanities during your spare time while making valuable contributions to real, on-going research initiatives! You can study authentic objects of interest gathered by researchers and generate quality data by answering simple questions about them. With the help of online volunteers like you, researchers can analyze information more quickly and accurately than would otherwise be possible, leading to a better, faster understanding of the world and more exciting results! In this event, we’ll introduce you to the scope of online citizen science and marathon different projects across medicine, biology, physics, literature and history. No prior experience is required - all you need is a computer and a sense of curiosity!
Interested in using citizen science in your own research? Experts will stay online after the marathon to answer questions from researchers or educators on how to set up your own projects or utilize these resources in a classroom setting. Together, we can help make new discoveries possible!
Presented by SciStarter, Verizon, and Princeton University Libraries
Learn more about Citizen Science Month and find upcoming SciStarter events on their website.
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