Surbiton High School

Citizen Science – how can we contribute to scientific understanding?

Those of us who are fans of the BBC classic Countryfile will have seen the great reporting on the show dated 10/11/13 about “Citizen Science”

What is citizen science?

Scientists (especially those involved in research concerning ecology and the local environment) have set up investigations specifically aimed at encouraging enthusiastic amateurs to get involved. Relevant organisations might also be involved in the design and promotion of the investigation e.g. the RSPB or the BTO. If you are a fan of Autumnwatch you might have seen Chris Packham discussing data from these citizen science Investigations, you can …read more