Citizen Science Empowers Environmental Understanding through Libraries, Community-Based Organizations, and More
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Today, Emma and Caroline join us to discuss the positive impacts of citizen science on human and environmental health, and how everyone and anyone can get involved.

Guest speakers: 

  • Emma Giles,
  • Caroline Nickerson,

About the Speakers

Emma Giles is a manager of outreach and programs at SciStarter. Emma coordinates team communication and tasks, plans events and manages programs, responds to client and customer questions and concerns, and promotes citizen science through community outreach. Emma earned her undergraduate degrees in business management and Spanish communication and her master’s degree in Science and Technology Policy, all at Arizona State University. 

Caroline Nickerson is an advisor at SciStarter, where she assists with the Citizen Science Month Program, SciStarter’s Corporate Volunteer Programs and other programmatic and outreach efforts, including working with SciStarter’s Syndicated Blog Network. Caroline is a Master of Public Policy graduate from American University, where she was a Reilly Environmental Policy Scholar, and is a current PhD student at the University of Florida. 
Citizen science is a collaboration between scientists and those of us who are curious, concerned, and motivated to make a difference. By engaging with libraries and community-based organizations, SciStarter and its Library Network empowers the public to take part in this real research, resulting in increased awareness and improved data quality.

This webinar fits within the mission of NNLM to provide awareness of and access to health information resources and data. This webinar intends  to accelerate discovery and advance health by providing tools for data-driven research and reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement pathways. This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice. By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct.

This webinar series includes an accompanying guide. Each session has its own tab with information about the presenter(s) and related resources to the presentation topic.

  • Objective 1: Viewers will receive an introduction to Citizen Science, SciStarter and programs through libraries and community-based organizations pertaining to environmental health topics
  • Objective 2: Viewers will receive templates to launch citizen science initiatives in their own communities and organizations
  • Objective 3: Viewers will receive a step-by-step introduction to at least one citizen science project.


Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): April 2, 2024
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.50
CE Categories: CHIS Level 1
Class Experience Level: Beginner
This class is sponsored by CEC.
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Kirsten Crowhurst
Technical Assistance: Molly Knapp

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