Mixing science with the public masses

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Public participation is an increasingly popular method in science. Photo/file
Public participation is an increasingly popular method in science. Photo/file

A Tauranga university student is hosting an evening tonight mixing science and public participation.

University of Waikato PHD student Monica Peters will explore citizen science - people taking part in scientific research.

Globally, citizen science is of increasing importance. Citizen science offers tremendous potential for collecting a wide range of useful data to help us better understand such things as the effects of climate change on flora and fauna; changes to ecosystem health, and population trends and the distribution of flora and fauna species.

Social outcomes are diverse and include enhancing participants' scientific and ecological literacy.

For more information about the research, people can visit https://monicalogues.com/.

The Cafe Scientifique is at 6.30pm, tonight at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, 90 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point, Tauranga. Light refreshments are available from 6.30pm. Entry is $5.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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