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Interested in hosting your own Citizen Science Day?

We'd love to see more science centers, nature centers, parks, or other informal science institutions showcasing citizen science. If you're already planning an event like this, or you'd like to get started, send us an email and let us know! By sharing your ideas and questions, you can help us create a set of resources to make holding a Citizen Science Day (or weekend) easy and fun!

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Photo credit: Museum of Discovery and Science

Some thoughts from Jesse Zito on how the event at the Museum of Discovery and Science went:

  • "The event was well received and we plan on making this an annual themed weekend. Guests especially seemed to like the diversity of activities because there was something for everyone. They also seemed excited to learn about projects that they could sign up for and that the things they learned about at the museum could continue at home."
  • "Compared to events like our butterfly releases or human body weekends, the cost for materials was almost nothing."
  • "There are many things that we can improve on for next year. Better signage that illustrates that an activity, craft, or game is related to a specific citizen science project will have to be a priority. We were constantly explaining how the activity was tied into the citizen science project (this might actually be a good thing)."
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    Joseph Arriaga, part-time MODS educator
    Photo credit: Museum of Discovery and Science


Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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