April is Citizen Science Month, and here in Rodgers Library we’re excited about all the events and projects that are coming our way in the next several weeks.
But what is citizen science, you ask? It’s simply the opportunity for regular citizens–like you and me, our friends and families–to contribute to real scientific research. That could mean collecting data, analyzing video, or even playing games on your phone.
A great place to get a look at the full range of projects is SciStarter.org. SciStarter brings together thousands of science research projects and millions of citizen scientists, resulting in a space where everyone can explore their scientific interests and make a contribution.
Since April is Citizen Science Month, there are activities for every day, so check out the calendar!
A few upcoming online events:
Thursday, April 8, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Participate in Citizen Science
Relaxed, hands-on session led by Boston College Libraries
Saturday, April 10, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get Started with Citizen Science
Learn about citizen science and see two demos of actual projects; led by SciStarter and volunteers from Verizon
Monday, April 12, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Turn Your Curiosity into Impact with SciStarter & OLLI at ASU
Another session where you can learn about citizen science and see demos of projects
Other sessions offer interviews, panels, demos of projects, and more!
Welcome to Citizen Science Month!