Science by the People:
New Challenges, New Opportunities
Save the Date!
Friday, September 11
9 am to 4 pm
Citizen science harnesses the power of the crowd to drive scientific research. Ordinary people help with scientific projects by doing tasks that range from documenting observations to interpreting data. This strength-in-numbers approach allows scientists to undertake research on a scale that would otherwise be impractical or even impossible. The 2015 Conservation Symposium examines opportunities and challenges for conservation work that come with asking for—and getting—help from enthusiastic masses.
Our two keynote speakers are Dr. Sam Droege
and Mr. Rusty Russell
. Dr. Droege is a biologist at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and has worked on a number of different citizen science projects. Mr. Russell is a Collections Manager at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and will be speaking on The Field Notebook Project.
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