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Kids get to know nature through citizen science

A recent article from Conservation Magazine, asks the question “Can kids do citizen science?” A research study recently published on PLOS ONE showed mixed results in the accuracy of their data collection. While young kids may not be the most accurate scientists, researchers concluded that there are still benefits to kids’ participation in citizen science. “[O]ne could not start early enough in childhood to promote nature awareness,” the researchers write. Read the full article from Conservation Magazine here.

 

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