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Choose a Question: Overview


Where and how does a citizen science project start? Science-based projects often begin with a question best answered with numerous observers. Others may develop in response to an issue that calls for community action. Some projects target a specific audience, such as a school group, and evolve to meet that group's needs. This step addresses common details that should be considered at the outset of any program.


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