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Training and Education Improve Quality of Citizen Science, Open Doors to More Interesting and Complex Tasks

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On the Rise:

There were very few Citizen Science projects in the 1990s but the current trend is upwards, changing from just 12 projects in 2003-2005 to up to 333 in 2012-2014.

CS Benefits:

Lifelong Learning, knowledge about science and scientific method, a community of shared Interests, environmental awareness, analytical and observational skills.

Criticism:

Lack of formal scientific training, data quality and analysis quality, data reliability, only simple and often boring tasks, lack of consistent engagement.

Solution:

Focused, practical training, online education, access to community, we read research and provide easy to read, fun summaries, opportunity to apply knowledge via analyzing real data.

Criticism:

Lack of formal scientific training, data quality and analysis quality, data reliability, only simple and often boring tasks, lack of consistent engagement.

Solution:

Focused, practical training, online education, community, we provide easy to read summaries, opportunity to apply knowledge via analyzing real data.

Our Members Will Get Access to

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Research Updates:

Members will get new research updates in accessible formats: short Science Snippets and longer Research Summaries.

Online Courses:

Members have unlimited access to a variety of marine mammal courses starting with cognition, brain, navigation, sound, etc.

Online Quizzes:

Members will get informative feedback via online quizzes as a way to access what have been learned and remembered (plus grades & correct answers).

Membership Program:

Training & education focusing on general knowledge and also specific tasks.

Online Quizzes:

Members will get feedback via online quizzes as a way to access what have been learned (plus grades & correct answers).

Our Membership:

Training & education focusing on general knowledge and also specific tasks.

Our Current and Planned Online Lessons Topics

Zooniverse Citizen Scientist training

Sound primer

Sirenian acoustic communication

Cetacean acoustic communication

Do dolphins have language?

Cetacean culture

The mystery of solitary dolphins

Humpback song

Zipf’s law and cetacean calls

The most impressive cetacean playback studies

Cetacean brain

How do marine mammals navigate?

What do we know about the function of cetacean calls?

What do we know about dugong calls?

Dolphins and sharks

“Altruism” in Cetaceans

Evolution of echolocation

….and many others!

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This class is a week long and you will receive six lessions via email. You will learn about citizen science, its new developments, and available resources as well as practical training for our Citizen Science project "Manatee Chat"

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