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  • Meet people who volunteer in citizen science efforts across the country. These citizen scientists, of all ages and backgrounds, are involved in a wide variety of programs that foster collaboration between the scientific community and the general public. Through their efforts, we are learning more about our world. In addition, these citizen scientists are involved with their communities in ways that inspire them and others.

     

    Our hope is that you, too, become inspired to participate in citizen science, perhaps find a role model, and learn more about ways that you can contribute.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    bioblitz Noun

    a field study in which groups of scientists and citizens study and inventory all the different kinds of living organisms within a given area.

    Encyclopedic Entry: bioblitz
    biodiversity Noun

    all the different kinds of living organisms within a given area.

    Encyclopedic Entry: biodiversity
    citizen science Noun

    science project or program where volunteers who are not scientists conduct surveys, take measurements, or record observations.

    Encyclopedic Entry: citizen science
    conservation Noun

    management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction, or neglect.

    Encyclopedic Entry: conservation
    environment Noun

    conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.

    ornithology Noun

    study of the biology and behavior of birds.

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