Year of Citizen Science...Real Science Real People

Individuals, Teachers, school and scout groups, 4-H, FFA, Homeschool, scientist of all ages....

 

According to research, the vast majority of people with careers in science had an experience that made them feel like a scientist before the age of 10.

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Citizen Science projects allow the public, including family and school groups, to contribute to real science research.  Chosen projects happen quarterly through 2012.  Each quarter there will be 3 different training sessions to teach you how to participate in each project on your own.  DCS will also coordinate one facilitated data collection experience, where our staff will provide the locations and resources to participate, plus help participants collect and submit their data accurately.  There will be a small fee for each of these training workshops and additional classroom resources will be provided to educators that attend these trainings.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are highly recommended to ensure your spot but not required. Children must be accompanied with an adult.  

Project Dates

  • December - Mastodon Matrix Project
  • Friday, December 28, 2012 - Citizen Science Mastodon Matrix -10am-12pm or 1-3pm. Have you been curious what life was like 10,000 years ago?  Examine the soil that surrounded a real mastodon and collect data to help scientists piece together what the world looked like when megafauna ruled the earth.  Located in Discovery Center auditorium.  Admission is $6 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment are highly recommended to ensure your spot but not required. Children must be accompanied with an adult.