Citizen Science: A Developing Tool for Expanding Science Knowledge and Scientific Literacy

  title={Citizen Science: A Developing Tool for Expanding Science Knowledge and Scientific Literacy},
  author={Rick Bonney and Caren B. Cooper and Janis Dickinson and Steve Kelling and Tina B. Phillips and Kenneth V. Rosenberg and Jennifer Shirk},
Citizen science enlists the public in collecting large quantities of data across an array of habitats and locations over long spans of time. Citizen science projects have been remarkably successful in advancing scientific knowledge, and contributions from citizen scientists now provide a vast quantity of data about species occurrence and distribution around the world. Most citizen science projects also strive to help participants learn about the organisms they are observing and to experience… 
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