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Citizen science takes to the web
Citizen scientists are changing the way science gets done, and the Internet is changing the way citizen scientists can get involved with new projects and expand their skills.
“Science we can do together”
Scistarter.com and other online communities are expanding the reach and visibility for citizen science projects. This talk will explore the roots of online citizen science platforms and will examine novel approaches to reaching new audiences.
Darlene Cavalier is the founder of Scistarter, an online citizen science community that collaborates with scientists to tackle formal and informal research projects. She also founded Science Cheerleader, working with cheerleaders pursuing science and technology careers to promote involvement of citizens in science and science policy.
Science Cafés are free, informal public events designed to give the public an opportunity to explore contemporary science issues with a practicing scientist or researcher.