NC 4-H and Citizen Science: It’s Connected

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NC 4-H and Citizen Science: It’s Connected

Branching into Being the Scientist 4-H Volunteer Registration

What does a scientist look like? Normally when we think of a scientist it is someone in a sterile lab with a white lab coat. That could be the image. But what if I said, what is a citizen scientist? What image comes up in your mind? Take a minute to think about that. A citizen scientist is not a professional scientist, but a person who is curious. A citizen scientist comes from all walks of life. Citizen Science allows curious citizens to collaborate with professional researchers on all kinds of topics. “Community science,” “Amateur science,” “crowdsourced science,” “volunteer monitoring” and “public participation in scientific research” are also common aliases for citizen science.
How does Citizen Science connect with 4-H? That’s easy. Come learn how to add Citizen Science to your normal 4-H programming. Get your 4-H volunteers and 4-H’ers digging deeper in content of interest as we introduce our partnership with SciStarter and the NC State University Citizen Science Campus.
Come Learn with us on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. how you can apply citizen science to your local 4-H programs. Deadline to register is Friday, April 2, 2021.
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Holly Jordan, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHolly JordanExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Holly Email Holly N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center
Updated on Mar 26, 2021
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