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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bark beetles and rainfall at the Arizona Science Center

Posted on: November 7, 2012

Students, by taking part in citizen science projects, can report valuable observations to help scientists better understand the impacts of climate change. To help students themselves see changes over time, and […]

An island ecosystem: Sword ferns at Chabot Space and Science Center

Posted on: March 7, 2012

Redwoods line the drive to the┬áChabot Space and Science Center, located in the hills of Oakland, California. These trees are an icon of Northern California, but this particular Oakland patch is […]

Citizen paleontology

Posted on: November 18, 2011

Fossils in Florida? Bones in a box? Blogger Lisa Gardiner shares stories of how the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Paleontological Research Institute in Ithaca, NY, are helping […]