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Science Communication Guide

Resources to support the MSU science community in effectively sharing research with the academic, scientific, and public audiences.

What is Citizen Science?

" Citizen science projects are those that typically involve nonscientists (i.e., people who are not professionally trained in project-relevant disciplines) in the processes, methods, and standards of research, with the intended goal of advancing scientific knowledge or application."

-National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning in Learning Through Citizen Science

Citizen Science Best Practices:

Web Resources

Library Resources

Example Citizen Science Projects

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