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Science centers were well-represented at the 2012 Public Participation in Scientific Research Conference in Portland, Oregon. These are virtual poster presentations by attendees, and reflections on the conference itself (More info on the PPSR Conference.)

Alberto Lopez (Sciencenter) talks about NestWatch activities with students in Ithaca, NY.
Kerry Stevison on teens monitoring frogs and butterflies at the St. Louis Science Center.


Jesse Zito shares what the Museum of Discovery and Science learned about starting a citizen science project on sea turtles and beach temperatures.
Jesse Zito chimes in (at min 1:38) about connecting with projects to take part in a national "Citizen Science Day" event.

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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