It’s National Science Week! To celebrate we’re recognising citizen science, a contemporary and powerful form of volunteering. The Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA) defines citizen science as: public participation and collaboration in scientific research with the aim to increase scientific knowledge.
ACSA is a member-based incorporated association that seeks to advance citizen science through the sharing of knowledge, collaboration, capacity building and advocacy. ACSA was first conceived in 2014 when a large number of dedicated volunteers came together to discuss how to increase awareness and support of Australian citizen science both nationally and globally.
Citizen scientists all over the world are making a meaningful impact to scientific research and environmental decision making by collecting valuable scientific data. By volunteering as a citizen scientist, you can increase your scientific knowledge, gain hands on experience and learn how to protect the environment.
Anyone can contribute to this powerful form of volunteering, with people passionate about science developing new skills while learning about the world and how it works. Citizen science uses the collective strength of our communities to solve environmental problems.
Citizen science is a collaboration between volunteers and scientists to answer real-world questions and learn more about protecting our planet. If you are interested in getting involved, visit the useful links below.
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