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Inviting volunteers' stories

National Geographic Education invites citizen science volunteers to share their stories.

(From the e-list, 25 OCT 2012. Interested in subscribing? Click here!)

Anna Switzer and the team at National Geographic Education (home of FieldScope) offers this invitation to pass along to your volunteers:

Are you involved in a citizen science project? If you volunteer with a project asking scientific questions, then you are probably a citizen scientist! National Geographic Education is putting together a geostory that highlights participation in citizen science projects happening around the country involving a wide variety of people. Check out our article on citizen science, and an example geostory from National Geographic Education and then if interested in being highlighted in a new geostory, follow the instructions below.

Citizen Science Article:
Example GeoStory:

1. Answer the following 8 questions using the form below.
2. Select 2 photos (minimum)--a headshot and a photo of you doing your citizen science activity. You can include more than 1 activity photos, if you would like.
3. Send in your photos to Anna Switzer at by November 16, 2012.
I've invited you to fill out the form Tell Us About Your Citizen Science Work. To fill it out, cut and paste the following URL into your browser:

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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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