Connecting Communities To Rise the Citizen Science Tide

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL21D (San Jose Convention Center)
Darlene Cavalier, SciStarter, Science Cheerleader, Discover Magazine, and Astronomy Magazine, Philadelphia, PA
Potential citizen scientists have many opportunities to engage in a wide range of projects. The field can do more to help the public assess and engage in relevant projects, and to support and empower all participants. This talk will share emerging ideas to help individuals participate in multiple projects, track their own contributions to research, and connect to communities and tools across platforms. These and other advances can enhance the scope of science research and public engagement.