Course Description

In this 2-day workshop, you will develop a citizen science program plan that includes goals, recruitingj, data management, and partipant retention.
Course ID: 
MGMT-400
Category: 
Communication & Management
Continuing Education Units: 
1.60CEUs
Description: 

Are you hoping to use volunteers to collect data for your organization? Citizen scientists can provide assistance with research while they learn about science through their participation. In this two-day hands-on workshop, you will learn how to start or refine a citizen science program. We will examine case studies of small and large-scale citizen science projects to identify what works and what doesn't. If you are considering using citizen scientists for a specific project or are looking for help to improve a specific area of your current citizen science program, you will leave with an outline of steps and specific tools useful for YOUR specific program. Citizen Science Best Practices will help you:

  • Define project goals
  • Establish and test protocols
  • Recruit participants
  • Train citizen scientists
  • Manage and analyze data
  • Evaluate program success
  • Communicate the results

All material is tailored to give you tools to success with your specific program.

Prerequisites: 

Agency or organization professionals who are considering starting a citizen science program or refining an existing program.

Course Materials: 

Attendees will receive a PDF workbook containing workshop proceedings and reference material.

Cancelation Policy: 

Once your order has been placed, you are subject to our cancellation policy regardless of the status of your invoice.

  • 31 days prior to training -> 100% refund
  • 30-16 days prior to training -> 50% refund
  • 15 - start of course -> No refund available

Attendee replacement acceptable at anytime.Course registration fees and cancellation policy are subject to change without notice.

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Course Topics

Citizen Science Best Practices including:

  • Define project goals
  • Establish and test protocols
  • Recruit participants
  • Train citizen scientists
  • Manage and analyze data
  • Evaluate program success
  • Communicate the results

What to Bring

Please bring a pen or pencil, and notepad if you would like to take notes. Lunch will be on your own, but drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel

Cancellations*

  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available


*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

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