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Citizen science project leaders share their thoughts on working with (and within) science centers.

(5:05) Abbey Lemesany of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Genetics Lab explains their project on The Genetics of Taste.
(4:45) Sarah Newman of Project BudBurst demonstrates her project to workshop participants at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.


(7:42) Noah Newman explains the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) and how rain gauges can lead to learning.
(3:01) David Bonter of Project FeederWatch talks about the value of 25 years of observations from over 50,000 volunteer participants.


(7:32) Suzanne Beyeler from the Hudson River Estuary Program shares how protocols and training can be best targeted for education and for science.
(8:21) Don Salvatore from the Museum of Science, Boston shares how and why the museum team started FireFly Watch with rich resources but no funding.


(23:37) Michaela LaBriole shares how the NY Hall of Science engaged families with young children in Project BudBurst, and demonstrates activities outside.
(28:13) David Sittenfeld from the Museum of Science, Boston, talks about integrating citizen science with public forums, here on teens monitoring air quality.


(5:08) Jason Martin from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology shares NestWatch and the idea of local chapters based at informal science institutions.
(6:26) Maureen McConnell from the EcoTarium shares her creative merger of technology and natural history education using spy cameras to observe bird nesting behaviors.


(25:15) Diane Robaina from the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale talks about the process of developing a brand new project on sea turtles.
<(11:16) Karen Purcell from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology talks about reaching Latino audiences through Celebrate Urban Birds.


(10:55) Alison Young talks about (re)designing citizen science to integrate into California Academy of Sciences programming and research.

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