Citizen Science in a Global Perspective – Webinar
Citizen Science has become an umbrella term for a variety of forms of public participation in scientific research. This participation ranges from data gathering to more collaborative and community-led forms. Distinct national and cultural traditions shape how and in what fields nonscientists get involved with scientific projects. While public participation is not new, the recent trend to label many activities as “Citizen Science” raises important questions: (1) who brings what to Citizen Science projects?; (2) what relationships develop between experts, communities and policymakers?; (3) where is the line between empowerment and exploitation?; and (4) do Citizen Science practices challenge or support communication models such as the deficit model? In this webinar, the invited speakers will share their views on these topics. The event closes with an open discussion with the participants.
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