This month Dr. Michael Douglas from the National Severe Storm Lab / NOAA will speak on Citizen Science in the Digital Age: Tackling the Urgent Issue of Biodiversity Conservation.
Dr. Douglas will discuss the notion of “citizen science” - the organized participation of ordinary individuals without formal training in science research activities. He will focus on what has made this type of research possible today. In addition, he will describe the potential for citizen researchers to impact important global issues with an effectiveness that normal research programs cannot replicate. He will challenge the audience to consider what they feel are the most important citizen science projects and provide personal perspectives on what is, and is not, urgent, in global change research.
Science cafes are a nation-wide grassroots movement that feature a casual meeting environment where plain language and inclusive conversation create a comfortable atmosphere for people with no science background to learn about ongoing scientific research. To learn more about this growing movement click here: http://www.sciencecafes.org/
The community is invited and encouraged to attend Science Cafe Norman and be a part of this fascinating community science discussion.
Event Type(s): Presentation / Discussion
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Dr. Michael Douglas