“To have a just and sustainable world we need to adopt a new cultural norm in which being a responsible person on this plant means that we observe our surrounding with intention…and we share what we see, hear, smell, find and that we report when we see hummingbirds return to our feeder, we monitor the streams that run through out local parks, we track the air quality in our school yards, that we and our devises become part of a network taking the pulse of the planet.”
—Dr. Caren Cooper, TEDx talk in Greensboro, NC
Citizen Science Month is a month-long celebration in April of citizen science as a movement—a movement that encourages all to observe our natural world with intention and to share what we see, touch, smell, and hear with others. Citizen Science Month is coordinated by SciStarter and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University (ASU), with support from the National Library of Medicine, the Citizen Science Association, Science Friday, and the National Geographic Society.