I have some very exciting news to share with you all. The PNR Citizen Science Team has planned a great PNR Rendezvous webinar entitled “What’s All this Talk About Citizen Science?” on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at 1 P.M. PT | 2 P.M. MT | 4 P.M. ET | 10 A.M. Hawaii | 12 P.M. Alaska with three AMAZING guest speakers.
The first guest speaker will be SciStarter founder Darlene Cavalier who will give us a basic introduction to the world of Citizen Science and suggest new ways that we can get involved with virtual Citizen Science projects especially in the time of COVID-19. Joining Darlene are two high school science teachers, Cheryl Rice and Pete Recksiek, of Dalles, Oregon, who will share their classroom Citizen Science experience using two different projects they selected from the SciStarter/NLM microsite. Cheryl will discuss facilitating Debris Tracker and Pete will discuss facilitating Stallcatchers with their high school science students. Each will share why they choose their project, what went well, and what they’d do differently next time. They will also describe the benefits of Citizen Science project participation and offer advice for others, especially library staff, who want to offer citizen science opportunities through programs such as STEM, library nature groups, and science book clubs. The good news is: anyone can be a citizen scientist – all that’s needed is a bit of curiosity!
Please stay tuned to the Dragonfly Blog for more Citizen Science things during the month of April 2020!