Friday 21st February, 2014
10:10am to 10:40am
Around the globe, citizen science projects are increasing in number and quality and yielding measurable gains in scientific knowledge, environmental conservation, public engagement in science, and community empowerment. However, realizing the full potential of the citizen science movement will require increased communication and coordination among projects and practitioners. This presentation will offer some thoughts for development of the citizen science field.
Dr Rick Bonney is Director of Program Development and Evaluation at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and co-founder of the Lab’s Citizen Science program
Rick Bonney is Director of Program Development and Evaluation at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Co-founder of the Lab’s Citizen Science Program, he develops, guides, and studies the social and educational impacts of citizen science projects. He is co-editor of the book “Citizen Science” published by Cornell University Press in 2011; co-chair of the Citizen Science Working Group for DataONE; Principle Investigator for www.citizenscienceorg, and a member of the editorial board of Bioscience.
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