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  • Date: 10/15/2018
    Resource Category: Book
    Citizen science, the active participation of the public in scientific research projects, is a rapidly expanding field in open science and open innovation. It provides an integrated model of public knowledge production and engagement with science. As a growing worldwide phenomenon, it is invigorated by evolving new technologies that connect people ... »
  • Date: 10/27/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Historically sharks have been seen either as a source of income through harvesting, or as a nuisance and danger. The economic value of sharks has traditionally been measured as the total value of sharks caught for liver oil, fins, or meat for consumption. Sharks have also been killed to near extinction in cases where they were seen as a threat to ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project is a Design and Development Launch Pilot (DDLP) of the NSF INCLUDES program. The goal of the project is to enhance the knowledge and applicability of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for a broad cross-section of people living in the U.S,-Affiliated Pacific Islands. The focus will be on water resources, which is ... »
  • Date: 12/16/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Summary brief describing summative evaluation findings from the Community Science Volunteers component of the Marcellus Matters: EASE project. ... »
  • Date: 12/16/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Summary brief describing findings from summative evaluation for the Marcellus Citizen Science Network component of the Marcellus Matters: EASE project. ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summative evaluation of one of four pieces of the Marcellus Matters: EASE project. This study examined the effectiveness of a program developed to immerse adult learners in the processes of scientific research by teaching participants to locate and report orphan and abandoned natural gas wells. ... »
  • Date: 08/05/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Public understanding of science and civic engagement on science issues that impact contemporary life matter more today than ever. From the Planned Parenthood controversy, to the Flint water crisis and the fluoridation debate, societal polarization about science issues has reached dramatic levels that present significant obstacles to public ... »
  • Date: 06/11/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The validity of citizen science conducted by community activists is often questioned because of the overt values that activists bring to their investigations. But value judgments are a necessary part of even the best academic science, and scientists whose findings suggest the need for policy action can learn from the example of citizen scientists ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2015
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In 2010 the Royal Society journal Biology Letters published an article, ‘Blackawton bees’, which caused something of a sensation: the findings, on bees’ foraging patterns, were original, but the true originality lay in the fact the experiments were in part devised, and the paper written, by a group of 8- to 10-year-old children at Blackawton ... »
  • Date: 03/13/2014
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    As science museums and centres (SMC) broaden their practices to include the development of scientific citizenship, evaluation needs also to take account of this dimension of their practices. It requires complex methods to understand better the impacts of public participation in activities mediated by SMC, including their impacts on the governance ... »