While we want you to celebrate Citizen Science Month, we all need to help flatten the curve to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Learn more about flattening the curve, below.
As a Citizen Science Month event organizer or participant, you can stay home and still participate in Citizen Science Month.
Here are seven ways to join or host an online event or to transform your in-person event into a virtual event.
1) Invite people to meet-up virtually via Facebook Live, Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout, etc, and step them through the Introduction to Citizen Science Tutorial.
2) Create a virtual team and invite others to join the team and play Stall Catchers, an online game to accelerate research on Alzheimer’s Disease. Or, encourage people to go to SciStarter.org/NLM to find projects to do from home!
3) Organize an online book club to read and discuss books from this Citizen Science Booklist featuring a brand new book, “The Field Guide to Citizen Science,” from Timber Press (invite the author’s to join your online discussion!)
5) Find and join an existing online event at SciStarter.org/events (select “Online Only”).
6) Find and join an online project with the SciStarter Project Finder.
7) Post these social media prompts to your email list or social media followers and invite them to view archived webinars; or, poll participants about their interests in citizen science, plan a follow-up project, or share projects.
Most importantly, please do your part to flatten the curve.
This is where containment strategies, such as banning large gatherings and encouraging people to limit their exposure to others, come into play and why individual efforts to stop the spread of the virus are crucial. Learn more here.