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Essential Skills for Citizen Scientists

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April 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Citizen Science uses crowdsourcing to create a platform for exchange and accessibility to scientific research. Join us for an introduction to a range of projects that involve the public in their research and quests, as well as a series of walk-up stations to learn useful observation and documentation skills and technologies. Walk away with a wealth of useful skills for the field and ideas for how you want to engage in public science projects.

Activities include:

DiY Scientific Sketchbooks – Work with NYSCI Explainers to make science sketchbooks from recycled DVD cases and learn tips for doing observation-based drawings. $3 per project (Members: $2 per project.)
Citizen Science Hacks – Work with Maker Space to build a tripod for your smartphone with office supplies you can find around the house. Learn how to repurpose your phone as a video microscope. Free with NYSCI admission.
Phone Photography Made Smart – Work with professional photographer Jackie Neale Chadwick to frame, light and stabilize your phone photos without equipment. Free with NYSCI admission.
Audio/Video for the Field –  Join NYSCI’s Explainer TV staff to learn how to get the best audio and video results from your phone or other accessible and inexpensive devices. Free with NYSCI admission.
Citizen Science Videos – Watch a series of videos to learn about the different projects you can join and approaches to citizen science. Free with NYSCI admission.

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