Citizen Science Projects

“Citizen science is the grand tradition of the amateur, and in general means regular people contributing to science. It’s a very old and ongoing practice, in which you can rub historical elbows with the likes of Aristotle and Thomas Jefferson. Beyond Western European traditions, indigenous cultures have observed nature to create “traditional ecological knowledge” for millennia. Today, citizen science is turbo-charged by smartphone technology and vast computing power, and made imperative by our accelerating biodiversity crisis.” -Mary Ellen Hannibal