Questions for discussion
- What are some of the reasons scientists invite volunteers to become involved in citizen science projects?
- Why do you think volunteers might want to become involved in citizen science projects?
- What citizen science project would you like to be part of?
Citizen science projects are when real scientists ask regular people to help them with upcoming projects.
Ordinary people like us come together and collect data.
Helping the scientists to gather information.
It helps the scientists by saving them time.
It creates new data for them to explore.
We help scientists by giving data that we got by observing the sunspots.
My favourite part of The Pieris Project was just like all the hype around being able to catch white butterflies and sending them to California for DNA tracking.
I enjoyed looking at the sunspots and different filters.
We learned about pest control, earthworms, Marine Meter Squared, seaweed and so much more.
Collecting data, interpreting data, and just, all that kind of stuff. It's really fun.
Rāroa Normal Intermediate
Matt Boucher and Harriet Quin