Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Congratulations to Science Cheer Leader - Getting Citizen Science Right!

My colleague Darlene Cavalier set some loft goals for herself when she founded Science Cheerleader:
1) help increase adult science literacy (see Brain Makeover). [Check!]
2) raise the ranks of citizen scientists and create a shared space for researchers and the public to socialize and work together. (see [Check!]
3) open doors to public participation in science policy (see this breaking news item) [Check!]

So its great to see her reach those goals, and in lightening speed - at least by Washington D.C. Standards! So I think an Internet round of applause is in order! And this slight poke - go check out her sight, find a local science project or issue, and dive right in. You will be glad you did!

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