NIEHS podcast about Citizen Science
Following my recent talk at NIEHS (National Institute for Environmental Health Science) I was delighted to be asked to give a podcast about Citizen Science efforts. Here are the results: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/programs/peph/podcasts/citizen_science/index.cfm
It's great to see support and interest in Citizen Science coming from NIEHS. As a research agency they have made huge strides in our understanding of environmental health threats like endocrine disruptors and in supporting environmental justice and community engaged research. Their strategic plan goals are really worth an examination, as there are many possibilities for imagining how they might involve Civic Science projects. Oh I use the term Citizen Science in this podcast because it's all of 6 minutes and that just isn't long enough for a discussion about whether Citizen or Civic Science is a more appropriate term. I thought it best to take the time to describe a few projects and the potential they promise for rethinking science and how agencies might interact with public in much more tangible ways.
Other podcasts in this series that might interest Public Lab members are:
And there is a whole lot more here.
Here is a pdf of the podcast page Citizen_SciencePodcast.pdf
And a transcript of the conversation www.niehs.nih.gov_research_supported_dert_programs_peph_podcasts_citizen_science_citizen_science_transcript_508.pdf