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Citizen Science in a Global Perspective

Citizen Science has become an umbrella term for a variety of forms of public participation in scientific research. This participation ranges from data gathering to more collaborative and community-led forms. Distinct national and cultural traditions shape how and in what fields nonscientists get involved with scientific projects. While public participation is not new, the recent trend to label many activities as “Citizen Science” raises important questions: • Who brings what to Citizen Science projects? • What relationships develop between experts, communities and policymakers? • Where is the line between empowerment and exploitation? • Do Citizen Science practices challenge or support communication models such as the deficit model? The webinar combines short introductory statements with a discussion amongst participants".

Speakers and discussants include Bruce Lewenstein (USA), Yaela Golumbic & Ayelet Baram Tsabari (Israel), Claudia Goebel (Germany), Lisa Pettibone (Germany) and Emma Weitkamp (UK).  The session will be facilitated by Simone Roedder (Germany). Participation is free of charge.

To participate it is necessary to register using this link: http://societas.biodiv.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/?q=node/83. A confirmation email will be sent shortly before the event. The webinar will be realised through Adobe Connect, you will not need to install software on your computer.

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