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  • Julia Lorke
  • Heidi L. Ballard
  • Annie E. Miller
  • Rebecca D. Swanson
  • Sasha Pratt-Taweh
  • Jessie N. Jennewein
  • Lila Higgins
  • Rebecca F. Johnson
  • Alison N. Young
  • Maryam Ghadiri Khanaposhtani
  • Lucy D. Robinson
BioBlitzes, typically one-day citizen science (CS) events, provide opportunities for the public to participate in data collection for research and conservation, potentially promoting deeper engagement with science. We observed 81 youth at 15 BioBlitzes in the U.S. and U.K., identifying five steps participants use to create a biological record (Exploring, Observing, Identifying, Documenting and Recording). We found 67 youth engaged in at least one of the steps, but seldom in all, with rare participation in Recording which is crucial for contributing data to CS. These findings suggest BioBlitzes should reduce barriers to Recording for youth to increase engagement with science.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
AufsatznummerA03
ZeitschriftJournal of Science Communication
Jahrgang20
Ausgabenummer04
Seitenumfang21
ISSN1824-2049
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PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 14.06.2021

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  • Wissenschaftskommunikation und Talentförderung

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