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Stories of practice that illustrate useful ideas.

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There is much to be learned from sharing our stories of practice. Whether illustrating what to do or what not to do, those of us involved in citizen science are each others' best resources. We offer here a few stories that demonstrate useful ideas to keep in mind, starting with stories shared at the  2007 Citizen Science Toolkit Conference.

Know of an exemplary program story? Please share!


 Choose a question 

 Form a team

 Refine protocols

 Recruit participants  

 Train participants

 Accept data

 Analyze data

 Disseminate results

 Measure effects


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