Center for Community and Citizen Science

Center for Community and Citizen Science

Overview Heidi Ballard Ryan Meyer

Through its research and programming, the Center for Community and Citizen Science helps scientists, communities, and other members of the public collaborate on science to address environmental problems as a part of civic life. The center researches ways to broaden and improve participation in science by diverse communities, use citizen science to effectively improve scientific learning, and develop resources and tools for building successful citizen science programs.

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What is Community and Citizen Science?

Community Science and Citizen Science engage members of the public to collaborate with professional scientists to conduct research-based investigations, engage in monitoring activities, collect data and interpret results, and produce new knowledge used for natural resource management or basic research. This includes community science, which is community-driven research or monitoring in partnership with scientists.

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