Montana NSF EPSCoR and other Montana State University (MSU) partners are giving away free citizen science kits on April 12 and 13 on the second floor of the MSU Library. The kit includes supplies to do three citizen science projects; information on several other free projects; plus details on how the subjects of the projects connect to authentic MSU research.
100 kits will be given out on a first-come/first-served basis on Monday, April 12 from 2 pm to 4:30 pm and Tuesday, April 13 from 9 am to 11 am. People who complete the projects by April 26 will be eligible to win prizes, too!
Citizen science is a collaboration between scientists and citizens who are just curious or concerned and motivated to make a difference. Through projects around the globe, people are collecting data by taking photos of clouds or streams, documenting changes in nature, using smartphone sensors to help scientists monitor water and air quality or playing games to help advance health and medical research. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. Typically, public involvement is in data collection, analysis or reporting.
If you can’t make it to the Library to pick up a kit, visit the We Love MSU Citizen Science page to see how you can participate from wherever you are!
For information about Citizen Science Month at MSU or citizen science in general, email firstname.lastname@example.org