The Rise of Citizen Science | World Future Society
From tracking the migration of songbirds to discovering new celestial bodies, amateur scientists may help fill in a need for more researchers. Beyond helping “real” scientists collect data, amateurs are becoming better trained, better equipped, and better prepared to contribute to tomorrow’s breakthroughs
Participant collects data about vegetation patterns on Pitamakan Peak in the Glacier National Park. The work of citizen scientists is an important part of the U.S. National Park Service’s Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA) project.