Wednesday, March 16, 2011

how volunteers help science

Tomorrow's Earthwatch lecture:

Many hands, new knowledge: The value of citizen science
Thursday 17 March, 7pm (doors 6pm, event end 8.30pm)
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
focuses on the breadth of tasks that volunteers can perform to help field science.

Chris Newman from Oxford's WildCRU (wildlife conservation research unit) will talk about the volunteer experience on the mammalian ecology projects in Wytham Woods and in Nova Scotia. William Megill will explain the challenges of observing whales and sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean, where both robots and volunteers come in handy.

More details and free tickets here.

PS a related BBC news story is here

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