Speaking to… Caren Cooper about citizen science

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Caren Cooper

This feature podcast is part of a series of interviews with science communicators about science communication. Today we are Speaking to… Caren Cooper

One type of science communication is getting big. Citizen science is getting big: volunteer computing, volunteer thinking, volunteer data collection.

Caren Cooper, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithica, New York, is part of a lab that is taking citizen science very seriously, and there are some great reasons why.

In this podcast I speak to Caren about her research, and how citizen science has helped her set up new initiatives. We also talk about what the citizens get out of it, and how they give Caren a new perspective on her research.

In the podcast we also talk about Caren’s new venture: a book about citizen science, so if you know any citizen scientists, or someone who is using citizen science as part of their research, then please do get in touch with Caren either via Twitter at @CoopSciScoop or via the Ornithology Lab at Cornell.

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