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Public Participation in Scientific Research:Emerging Resources for Botany

Newman, Sarah [1].

Lessons learned in the development of Project BudBurst and other citizen science projects.

When you bring a botanist an unknown plant to identify, the first question they are likely to ask you is “Where is this plant from?” Knowing the geographic context of the plant you are looking at can help you to quickly narrow down the possibilities and help you make a correct identification. The process of identifying key elements of a successful citizen science project can be can be much like successfully keying out a plant. Understanding the context in which the citizen science project is meant to be conducted is important for creating a program of the style and ilk best suited to the need being addressed. Several lessons have emerged through the development of a diverse array of projects, from online to in the field, national scale to local scale. These lessons can serve to inform new emerging projects. Using the national citizen science plant phenology program, Project BudBurst, as well other citizen science programs, this session will cover several lessons learned and emerging best practices for the development of citizen science projects that meet diverse needs.

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Project BudBurst

1 - National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc, Public Engagement, 1685 38th st, Suite 100, Boulder, CO, 80301, USA

Citizen Science
Project BudBurst
Public Participation in Scientific Research

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY01
Location: Jasperwood/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM
Number: SY01006
Abstract ID:203
Candidate for Awards:None

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