A Master Class in Citizen Science: How to Create a Citizen Science Project at Your Institution
Concurrent Session 10
SciStarter.com is where citizen scientists find their next research project and where researchers and project owners recruit the best participants for their projects. For would-be project owners, however, finding a road-map to move a project from ideation to development often proves challenging. In this Master Class, Cavalier will provide a step-by-step guide to getting started. This interactive class will address key considerations, including: articulating a research question; avoiding duplication; understanding the pros/cons of available tools and platforms; marketing/promotion resources; data use/reuse/analyzation and sharing; and end-to-end community engagement. Cavalier will also touch on exciting emerging topics including accreditation. How might we development assessments in a field as diverse as citizen science? Can we help people express competencies and can/should we assign values for their citizen science experiences? How can we map citizen science experiences to formal and informal education credits and provide advances in the workforce?