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#CrowdCloudLIVEJoin us live on Facebook, Thursday April 6th at 10pm East Coast Time, and 10pm West Coast Time.Participate in our post-premiere roundtable discussion, where you can listen in, ask questions, and dive deeper into the power of Citizen Science.

Join show producer Geoff Haines-Stiles, series host Waleed Abdalati, and others in a live, roundtable discussion after the show. Discover more about how Citizen Science is revolutionizing the ways we gather, analyze, and utilize the data that fuels scientific research, discovery, and community action.

premieres on the WORLD channel on Thursday, April 6 at 9pm EDT, and re-broadcasts at 9pm PDT on the same day.Programs 2, 3 and 4 will premiere on successive Thursdays (April 13, April 20, April 27) at the same times.AND, join us LIVE on Facebook at 10pm after each premiere to participate in our roundtable discussion with show producer Geoff Haines-Stiles and series show host Waleed Abdalati for a deeper dive into the power of Citizen Science.

The Crowd & The Cloud will also broadcast on additional PBS stations beginning April 1. Check your local listings for showtimes. You can also revisit this Show Finder window after March 20 for current, updated showtimes and station listings, or go to:


About the series

There’s a revolution happening in science.

And now, more than ever, you can be part of it.

Are you interested in birds, fish, the oceans or streams in your community? Are you concerned about fracking, air quality, extreme weather, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, Zika or other epidemics? Now you can do more than read about these issues. You can be part of the solution.

Smartphones, computers and mobile technology are enabling regular citizens to become part of a 21st century way of doing science. By observing their environments, monitoring neighborhoods, collecting information about the world and the things they care about, so-called “citizen scientists” are helping professional scientists to advance knowledge while speeding up new discoveries and innovations.

The results are improving health and welfare, assisting in wildlife conservation, and giving communities the power to create needed change and help themselves.

Citizen science has amazing promise, but also raises questions about data quality and privacy. Its potential and challenges are explored in THE CROWD & THE CLOUD, a 4-part public television series premiering in April 2017. Hosted by former NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati, each episode takes viewers on a global tour of the projects and people on the front lines of this disruptive transformation in how science is done, and shows how anyone, anywhere can participate.

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