Exploring Citizen Science

With guest chatters, Julie Hecht, MSc, Caren Cooper, Ph.D., and Jessica Hekman, DVM, MS.

What do birders, dog and cat lovers, language aficionados, gamers, and brain enthusiasts have in common? Why, it’s citizen science—public involvement in scientific inquiry and the discovery of new information and knowledge.

This CAAB Chat takes an in-depth look at citizen science, exploring how citizen science applies to companion animals and also how public participation is integral to numerous fields. Learn about the history of citizen science, from its early days to today, as well as the three main ways the general public can participate in projects alongside professional scientists.

Speakers will touch on hot topics like what differentiates citizen science projects from more traditional scientific approaches, how the general public can participate in citizen science projects, and what to consider.

 

This chat is for companion animal lovers and citizen scientists out there who want to know more and want to know how to get involved!

This was a great Chat!  Here’s what attendees had to say about it –

“Great Chat!!!” Fran B.

“Fascinating topic. Learned about something I did not know much about. I also learned that I could participate in ways I had not been aware of.” Dorothy L.

“I was engaged the entire time. Found it most interesting and compelling. Will definitely follow-up and do more research.” Michelle H.

The replays can be found at the bottom of this page.

Here are the links to some websites where you can join or further explore Citizen Science.

www.scistarter.com

www.crowdandcloud.org

www.projectnoah.org

www.darwinsdogs.org

www.caninelifetimehealth.org

www.dognition.com

Publications By Our Chatters –
Cooper, C.B. Citizen Science: How Ordinary People Are Changing the Face of Discovery,The Overlook Press, 2016

Julie Hecht, Eleanor Spicer Rice, Citizen science: A new direction in canine behavior research, Behavioural Processes, Vol 110, 2015, Pages 125-132, ISSN 0376-6357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2014.10.014.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376635714002551
Hecht, J. and Cooper, C. B. Tribute to Tinbergen: Public Engagement in Ethology. Ethology, Vol 120, 2014, 207–214. doi:10.1111/eth.12199 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eth.12199/full

Contact Information for Our Chatters

Dr. Caren Cooper
Twitter @CoopSciScoop
Web CarenCooper.com

Dr. Jessica Hekman
Twitter @dogzombieblog
Facebook dogzombieblog
Web DogZombie.com

Ms. Julie Hecht
Email DogSpies@gmail.com
Twitter @dogspies
Facebook DogSpies
Web DogSpies.com

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