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date: 22 August 2019

Citizen Science  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Kevin Edson JONESKevin Edson JONES

The concept of citizen science captures the relationships between science and the public and allows the relationships to be talked about and debated. It raises questions about what the public needs to know about science and how the scientific community can benefit from engagement with the public. Capitalizing on these ongoing debates may provide new avenues for scientific study, as well as socially robust ways to meet the pressing challenges of risk, environment, and sustainability facing societies today. ...

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