Supporting Science Learning Through Citizen Science Projects – New Report Nov. 1

Citizen science -- the participation of the general public in processes such as data collection and analysis to advance scientific knowledge -- has grown in recent decades as a way to engage a broad range of individuals in doing science.

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines existing approaches to citizen science, develops a set of principles to guide the design of future projects, and lays out a research agenda that can improve understanding of how citizen science can support science learning and education.

Members of the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report will present their findings and recommendations and answer questions during a webinar beginning at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, November 1. Please register for the webinar here.

Advance copies of Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EDT on Wednesday, October 31. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, November 1. To obtain a copy of the report, reporters should contact the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail