In conjunction with the White House forum, “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People,” we are pleased to announce efforts of the Citizen Science Association (CSA) to coordinate a nationwide Citizen Science Day.
With support from SciStarter and in partnership with numerous national organizations, CSA will provide planning resources and promotional materials for sites around the country to host events to bring attention to citizen science impacts and participation opportunities.
A major celebration will be held on April 16th, 2016, in conjunction with the National Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. This will kick off a series of citizen science “open houses” and activities to be locally-sponsored by science centers, museums, libraries, universities and schools, and federal agencies around the country.
Imagine such activities as:
- Zoos hosting a series of guest speakers addressing wildlife-related project research;
- Parks conducting a bioblitz;
- Festivals engaging visitors in citizen science and crowdsourcing activities;
- Libraries displaying SciStarter on a kiosk to connect people with projects;
- Science centers hosting a forum to discuss the implications of a project’s findings.
Already interested in hosting an event? Add your activities to SciStarter’s online calendar.
We are pleased to partner with the following organizations in planning and promoting Citizen Science Day celebrations:
Federal Community of Practice for Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)
Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)