July 15, 2:00 pm EDT - August 5, 4:00 pm EDT

Sponsors: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Early Faculty Innovators Program + Critical Ecologies Lab at the University of South Carolina

Description: Citizen Science is a concept and research methodology that seeks to question and expand the purview of scientific authority beyond the realm of scientific laboratories and experts. This short course on Citizen Science will introduce participants to a brief history of Citizen Science, critical questions about the divisions between “expert” and “lay” knowledge this work engages, and different applications of Citizen Science that examine the possibilities and limitations of this mode of research.

Over the course of four sessions, we will discuss these topics and hear from scholars and practitioners who use Citizen Science in various aspects of their research. As a seminar, sessions will be discussion based. Each session builds on the previous one, so we hope that participants can join for all our meetings. All meetings are virtual, free, and open to anyone who wants to join (faculty, students, practitioners, etc.).

Please RSVP here for the Zoom link and access to shared readings.