Exploring the Science Behind Citizen Science

Nature Alberta's Nature Network Speaker Series

Speaker: Dr. Richard Schneider

Participating in citizen science using apps like iNaturalist and eBird is great fun. But have you ever wondered what happens to your photos after you press the send button? We’re told that our observations are contributing to science and supporting conservation. But how? In this presentation, conservation biologist Dr. Richard Schneider will pull back the curtain and explain how it all works behind the scenes. He’ll also discuss the different forms that citizen science can take and provide tips for maximizing the value of your contributions.

Watch this presentation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hC8zfumNYhU