Citizen Science Month @ EPLD
Citizen Science Month BINGO
Pick up a BINGO card at the adult circulation desk and participate in Citizen Science all April long! Get a BINGO by filling in 5 boxes in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Turn in your card before 12:00 PM on Saturday, April 30 to be entered into the grand prize drawing! Fill in your whole BINGO card to get an additional entry.
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What is Citizen Science?
Citizen Science is a way that anyone who is interested in making a difference can collaborate with scientists.
Other terms for citizen science are "community science," "crowdsourced science," "volunteer monitoring," "amateur science," or "public participation in scientific research." There are so many ways to participate, from collecting data on clouds or water sources, noting the changes in nature that you see regularly, monitoring water or air quality with your phone, to playing games that can help medical research.
Who can participate?
The idea behind these projects is that anyone, anywhere - from children to senior citizens - can participate in meaningful scientific research. In general, citizen scientists aren't professional scientists. Instead, they're curious or concerned people who can help professional scientists in ways that advance scientific research on topics they care about.
How do I get started?
Science isn't really my thing, are there Humanities projects I can work on instead?
Absolutely! There are some great arts and humanities projects that you can participate in through Zooniverse! On the menu of their Projects page, there are options for Arts, History, Language, Literature, and more. There are literally citizen science projects for everyone, no matter what your interests are!