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On April 27, show producer Geoff Haines-Stiles, host Waleed Abdalati, and guest panelists went LIVE in a roundtable #citsci chat. They accepted questions and comments from viewers like you. Watch our recorded Facebook live videos now!
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“The field is growing & it’s certainly become a movement, & a movement that’s making a difference.” Read more of Kerissa’s view of #citsci
“We live in a connected world: Something good happens, people take example. If Nepal can do it, that will inspire!” Read Nama’s inspiring interview.
“It’s a new way of thinking about science. It’s funny to say it, but it’s like science serving the people” See more of Jeff’s view of citizen science.
Citizen science IS science. The better the data, the bigger the impact, for scientists, policy-makers & the public - Waleed #CrowdCloudLIVE
“To know where you’re going & how you’re moving there; you need statistics.” More from James.
“The only way these kinds of surveys happen is with the help of volunteers. And they do an awesome job!” Read more from Bob.
Bees & flowers; birds & crabs - many species are in a dance of survival. Join a project & help their chances.
How can you tell apart male & female horseshoe crabs? All the facts you need, here. HINT: females are larger!
Red knots make a pit stop to gas up on crab eggs on their yearly commute from South to North.
Stretch your wings & shake off the dust. Join in counting beautiful monarch butterflies this year.
“Citizen science is more than people who are excited or participating…There has to be some science behind it.” Read more from Jessica.
“We’re moving students from education to action... they can collect data & also restore habitat for pollinators.”
“I’m actually helping. It might be in a small way, but I’m still making a difference.”
Do some good for you AND the environment. Check out NY Phenology Project & learn how to start one near you!
Give bees a chance! Insect pollinators worth ~153 BILLION Euros, ~$216 billion USD (2009 estimate).
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“You can acquire enormous amounts of data for next to nothing & often the data cannot be obtained any other way.” Read Andy’s great interview.
“If we remove ourselves from the places we are trying to protect, I think we’ll always fall short of our goal.” - Cliff
“I love surfing & I love science; I get to go surfing for science!” - Stephanie from Smartfin
Smartfin is revolutionary: $20K’s worth of sensor capability in a $200 fin! #citsci
We must move faster to cut CO2 emissions! The Great Barrier Reef is taking on damage from bleaching every day: Read more.
There is no debate: oceans are getting more acidic. See the latest facts and figures: http://oceanacidification.noaa.gov/
“Skilled birders are often as good or better at identifying birds as professional scientists!"-Candan Soykan
Audubon’s Birds & Climate Report: “canaries in the coal mine”, showing clear evidence of climate change.
“Why should thousands of scientists be collecting this data when there’s thousands of ordinary citizens that can do it just as well?” - Brian
There’s a CBC near you… want to join in next time?
Who says human nature is always cruel? Competing to count replaced contests to kill. Let’s apply to elephants & other endangered species!
Learn more about Waleed, here.
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