Celebrate Citizen Science Month

Apr 8, 2024

A sample citizen science project: Cross-stitched tree graphing the temperature of each day during 2023

Everyone can be a scientist, including you and your patrons! April is Citizen Science Month and there are so many ways to participate.

You may wonder, “What is ‘citizen science’ anyway?” According to the Oxford Dictionary, citizen science is “the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public.” Perhaps you have already participated in a citizen science activity such as tracking the temperature or precipitation, collecting data on the birds or butterflies in your backyard, making observations about the plant life in your area, or photographing the night sky. If so, you’re already a citizen scientist!

Here are some links to resources to help you learn more about citizen science, become a citizen scientist, and plan citizen science programming for your Wyoming library!

Everyone can be a scientist, including you and your patrons or students! Check out these resources to help you celebrate Citizen Science Month in your community!

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