Citizen and Community Science: Inclusive Research for a Sustainable Future

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Date of Publication
October 21, 2022
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Citizen science, also known as community and participatory science, is a term used to describe the participation of volunteers or any non-professional in scientific research.

Citizen science, also known as community and participatory science, is a term used to describe the participation of volunteers or any non-professional in scientific research. Although the term "citizen science" is relatively new-first coined in the 1990s and added to the Oxford dictionary in 2014-it describes a practice that has been around for centuries. Citizen science is widely used in environmental science for monitoring wildlife, as well as natural resources such as air and water. Local volunteers can be more efficient covering large areas quickly, continuously, and at less cost than professional scientists alone. (3 pages)

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