If you don't identify as a scientist, do you sometimes want to learn more about a science subject? Maybe get more involved? Taking part in "citizen science" might just be for you!
If you do identify as a scientist, do you want more data? Reach more people with your work? Communicate better with non-professional scientists? Then guess what?? Taking part (involving) "citizen scientists" might be right for you!
So just what is this "citizen science"? Check out my colleagues' work in Central America to see how they engage citizen scientists and what positive outcomes stem from that inclusion. Here is their blog post on the subject: https://centralamericaabs.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/why-participate-and-engage-in-citizen-science/
Want to get more involved in science? Send me an e-mail and I can point you in the right direction!
Also, check out twitter #citsci for the most up to date information and news about citizen science!