As part of my doctoral dissertation, I am conducting research to identify and understand the ways in which citizen science projects address the science identity development and community-building of their project volunteers, with a later study phase focusing on exploring these constructs through the experiences of LGBTQ+ volunteers.

The present phase of this study is seeking citizen science practitioners--individuals that develop, manage, and/or oversee aspects of citizen science projects, to complete a brief online survey. The time commitment to complete the survey is approximately 10 to 15 minutes. If you are a citizen science practitioner and are interested in participating, please follow this link to learn more about the study and complete the survey by November 27, 2020.

If you have any questions feel free to email me (, and the Principal Investigator administering this research with Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval (IRB-2020-0741), Dr. Heather Fischer (, with Oregon State University.

Kind regards,

Todd A. Harwell, MS