Education Scotland's Citizen Science Launch New Guide
Issued: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:31:00 GMT
Citizen Science involves the gathering, recording and analysis of scientific data by members of the public. This is often done in collaboration with, or under the guidance of, professional scientists. It can be undertaken by one individual or by millions of people working together towards a common goal.
Citizen Science gives young people and their communities the chance to get hands-on with science in an exciting and meaningful way. It provides them with opportunities to learn new skills, to discover the world around them, to engage with the scientific community and to find out how science impacts on their lives and on society.
It contains links to online resources and mobile apps that can be used as part of a citizen science approach.