Session S55c (Wednesday, 5:15pm, Willaman Gateway)

P860: Bringing science to the masses: Citizen science projects in the classroom

Kate Stumpo (University of Tennessee – Martin, USA)

Citizen science projects focus on the systematic collection and analysis of data by non-experts. No scientific expertise is required and the citizen scientists make broader research goals possible. Additionally, science literacy is brought to the masses and can be considered an informal part of science education. I have used citizen science projects as extra credit in classes and will present on the opportunities available and the benefits this has afforded students.

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