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Be flexible and adaptive – New York Hall of Science

Posted on: September 3, 2015

Having a flexible structure for a project is necessary for engaging different participants with different levels of familiarity, interest, trust, confidence, and skill with scientific investigation. Providing a variety of ways […]

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Identify and address barriers – Tualatin Riverkeepers

Posted on: September 3, 2013

Challenges to successfully engaging underrepresented communities may be found anywhere. Project administrators must strive to become aware of and work to address their own organizational constraints. Care must also be taken […]

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Sustain genuine and equitable contact – Celebrate Urban Birds

Posted on: September 3, 2013

Personal contact means doing more than talking with community members simply to get their input on project activities. Whether speaking directly with project participants or community leaders, the most productive conversations […]

Develop collaborative partnerships – Hopa Mountain

Posted on: September 3, 2013

Partnerships built on a sharing of knowledge, goals, and resources between participants, their families, PPSR practitioners, community leaders, and organizations that serve underrepresented groups have been successful at bridging the gap […]

Provide concrete benefits – Rocking the Boat

Posted on: September 3, 2013

Scientists and science centers generally begin PPSR projects with goals that motivate their own participation, such as facilitating advances in science, providing STEM education to local communities, or addressing environmental concerns. […]

Building on what is familiar – Nosotros Radio

Posted on: September 2, 2013

Engaging underrepresented communities through Public Participation in Scientific Research (PPSR) involves finding common ground and bringing together the strengths of the projects with the strengths of the communities. PPSR, science more […]

Dreaming Big about Citizen Science

Posted on: August 17, 2013

The California Academy of Sciences is thinking about citizen science at the highest institutional level. With a long history of supporting public participation in scientific research and running several citizen science […]

Promising Practices for Community Partnerships

Posted on: April 14, 2013

“How do we engage more diverse audiences?” If you and your program are asking this question, you are not alone. This question was heard again and again from educators and administrators […]

Citizen Science Weekend
Category: Science Centers

Posted on: January 23, 2013

Celebrate citizen science! Over the 2012-2013 winter break, the Museum of Discovery and Science shared CoCoRaHS, Project BudBurst, Project NestWatch, Galaxy Zoo, and other project activities in a family-focused Citizen Science […]

BudBurst Buddies at the New York Hall of Science

Posted on: November 7, 2012

How can pre-school aged children engage with citizen science? This is what Martin Weiss and Michaela Labriole wondered when planning the citizen science component of the┬áCommunicating Climate Change (C3) project at […]