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Citizen Science: Helping Kids Participate in Real Research.

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Citizen science projects are ones in which volunteers (often kids) help scientists to collect and analyze real data. They are a great way to involve kids in science and to help them hone their observation and record-keeping skills. For example, if you are looking for something to do with your kids on July 16th, you can participate in the Great Bee Hunt.

 

With a sunflower and a half-hour each month, you could help San Francisco State University scientist Gretchen LeBuhn learn more about the lives of pollinating bees and the essential services they provide for humans. The site includes full instructions and data sheets that you can download.

 

This is just one of many Citizen Science projects. We'll be pointing out more of them to you and invite you to tell us about projects in which you've participated.

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