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Citizen Science: Resources for Instructors

A portal to citizen science resources and opportunities at Carnegie Mellon, around Pittsburgh, and online.

Search Terms

search terms for citizen science research

Citizen science is just one term used to identify research and projects that incorporate the public in scientific research. This can make it difficult to locate scholarly and non-scholarly information on the subject. Here are some of the search terms you may try when exploring the topic:

  • Citizen Science
  • Community Science
  • Participatory science
  • Civic science
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Participatory action research


For more information:

Media on the Instructional Applications of Citizen Science

Articles on Using Citizen Science in Instruction