Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop: Jefferson’s Legacy Cultivates a Nation of Amateurs

Thomas Jefferson. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Thomas Jefferson.
(Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Every week, Caren Cooper’s Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop delves into relevant citizen science topics, and rounds up scientific publications that have relied on citizen science.  In honor of Independence Day, Caren focused on Thomas Jefferson’s vision of civic duty and pursuit of knowledge, and demonstrated how Jefferson’s desire to track weather conditions has resulted in a legacy that exists today.

Caren highlighted many examples of Jefferson’s citizen science legacy, including:

Look for Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop every Friday on the PLOS CitizenSci blog.

Categories: Citizen Science

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