Alice Sheppard Q&A: Citizen Science – A way to widen participation?

Q&A with Alice Sheppard, after her presentation at the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
What is citizen science? We’ll look at some examples of scientific discoveries and activity by people who aren’t employed as scientists – and find out how we can use this increasingly popular activity to lower the barriers for women.

Links

New Zealand initiative involving school-age children, CSI Pukekawa
SciStarter Girl Scouts
Orbyts - Twinkle space mission and schools
Doing It Together Science

About Alice
Alice Sheppard is Community Manager at UCL’s Extreme Citizen Science research group. She was the lead moderator of the first Galaxy Zoo discussion forum, looking after the volunteers, and her main interest is the management and care of volunteers in citizen science.

Twitter: @PenguinGalaxy...

 

 

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