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Citizen Science month

Citizen Science month


Citizen Scientists: Show us your Erlenmeyer flasks, your test tubes, your centrifuges, your stereomicroscopes, your mutant science experiments, yearning to be free. It’s Citizen Science month here on MAKE, an opportunity for us to feature a lot of the science content from the magazine and here online, a chance for us to collaborate with people who are leading the charge on citizen science initiatives, and a chance for us to share some great science how-tos on Make: Projects.

If you’re a maker doing citizen science ( or have a group doing science), have a science project, or have any desires for what you’d like to see us cover, please let us know. This is an exciting and growing area of making and we’re looking forward to spending a month celebrating it.

6 thoughts on “Citizen Science month

  1. campbayou says:

    Lots of citizen science going on at Camp Bayou. Check out the blog: .

  2. says:

    You probably weren’t thinking of science fair projects, but I thought I’d pass on the reports my son has done for the past 5 years:
    Some of them are quite good science and suitable for adult hobbyists.

  3. What says:

    Given laws like this, perhaps showing them off is maybe not the best idea?

    This blog post from 2006 says it nicely, its a dangerous thing to call oneself a “scientist”:

    Good luck w/ your “Citizen Science” month, though. =)

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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