08/2024: Science By Many – The Power of Citizen Science for Research – Dr Jenny Shelton

Tuesday 20th August 2024 from 19:00 for 19:30
Abingdon United Football Club (Northcourt Rd, OX14 1PL, Abingdon)

What do Mars, armpits, ladybirds, volcanoes and antibiotics have in common? They are all the focus of past or present citizen science projects!

Citizens across the world, with no formal scientific training, have helped in our understanding of how things work on Earth, in space and on other planets. From NASA to the Natural History Museum, researchers in all scientific fields are embracing the potential for public collaboration to observe, collect and analyse data on a scale that is not achievable by scientists alone.

Come and find out more with Dr Jenny Shelton, molecular ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), who will lead us on a journey through the huge range of citizen science projects currently taking place in the UK and beyond, before telling us how citizen scientists have helped in her research on drug-resistant fungi and honeybees!

Speaker: Dr Jenny Shelton

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