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  1. 1. Lessons From A Year Of Citizen Science James Borrell
  2. 2. Day 1: Setting The Scene
  3. 3. A Year of Citizen Science Lesson 1: There’s an incredible diversity of projects, with something for every interest.
  4. 4. Citizen Science & Scientists Lesson 2: Scientists are all citizen scientists in many other topics too.
  5. 5. Citizen Science & The Public Lesson 3: Lots of people working together can bring unique perspectives to tackle global issues.
  6. 6. Citizen Science & Optimism Lesson 4: Citizen science keeps questions simple and optimistic.
  7. 7. Citizen Science & Education Lesson 5: Citizen science generates a network of educated, passionate people, who are more interested because they feel like they have a stake in the outcome.
  8. 8. Citizen Science & Motivation Lesson 6: If you get involved with one project, you might be encouraged to try another, and perhaps respond quickly to emerging issues. Lesson 7: The best Citizen Science projects, are wonderfully addictive.
  9. 9. Citizen Science & Consequences Lesson 8: Often it’s the unexpected outcomes that can be the most positive.
  10. 10. Citizen Science & The Highlands Lesson 9: Who knows what future applications and benefits all this research will have.
  11. 11. Setting the Scene & Moving Forward Lesson 10: "With each step, try to reach a bit further forward than you think you can" – Tarka L’Herpiniere

Editor's Notes

  • What did we find?What did we learn?It’s not all bad news, conservation in the Amazon IS going from strength to strength.Don’t give up, both in conservation and in challenging situations.Communicate. Even more important than work in the field, is communicating it back to the public.

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