Resources and interesting links
Some interesting citizen science projects already in existence include The Ladybird Survey and Zooniverse (home to Galaxy Zoo, as well as nature projects like Seafloor Explorer and Snapshot Serengeti, and even projects looking at cancer research such as Cell Slider.) National Science & Engineering Week also supports Slug Watch, a citizen science project surveying invasive alien species of slugs.
We are always keen to hear from researchers who are thinking about running citizen science projects - please get in touch with us if you have a new project lined up that you'd be interested in working with us for.
Resources from the British Science Association
Is citizen science the new black? Our Director of Programmes (formerly Director of Education) Katherine Mathieson shares her thoughts.
A new democracy in science: Citizen journalists, hackerspaces, and community-driven research. Nancy Mendoza shares her thoughts and experience.
Citizen Science for Schools: what’s happening, what’s needed, what’s next? Reports from the British Science Association meeting, held July 2013.
The 3Rs: Citizen science in the classroom – a blog from the British Science Association.
Noel Jackson and Helen Roy present their contrasting views on the true value of data gathered through citizen science projects.
Citizen science in schools, what teachers need, by Katherine Mathieson, British Science Association.