Do you run programs at your library? Interested in receiving a free Citizen Science Program Kit? Read on!
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), has expanded its partnership with SciStarter to support Citizen Science Month (April 2020). In 2019, the two organizations worked collaboratively to promote Citizen Science Day in libraries, to increase awareness of citizen science in communities across the nation, and help individuals explore the impact of their environment on health. Through citizen science and crowdsourcing, NNLM can engage communities in addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation. Community participation in the research process also builds trust between NNLM and the communities that we serve. The featured projects address environmental and health issues through citizen science. SciStarter and the NLM put together a curated and publicly accessible page of activities to support Citizen Science month and other Citizen Science activities in your region.
During the month of April, NNLM and SciStarter seek to host citizen science activities in select cities. Weekly webinars for the library community will be available leading up to the month of April for programming support and Citizen Science questions. Here’s how your library can host an event:
If you have any questions about Citizen Science Month this coming April 2020 or about citizen science in general, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the NNLM PNR office at firstname.lastname@example.org.