Did you participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count? Do you record your findings on iNaturalist? Are you doing tasks on one of the many Zooniverse projects in your spare time? If you are studying nature, collecting data, sharing results and stories, this whole month is designated to honor YOU.
The concept for Citizen Science Month started a few years ago as a single day of recognition. Now, with the help of organizations such as the National Library of Medicine, National Geographic, and the NPR program Science Friday, it expanded to cover the entire month.
@SciStarter.org features events that you can join online to recognize your interests. Examples include:
New York Botanical Garden’s WeDigBio Webinar on April 9th:
Interview: Citizen Science and Tourism in Antarctica with Verena and Allison
Be an Urban Naturalist with Author Kelly Brenner on April 20th:
There are many more options. I hope to “see” you online at one of these. Let me know about your experiences.
Congratulations for being a Citizen Scientist and thanks for your contributions to improving our understanding of our world.
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