Citizen Science Strategy: Executive Summary

NatureServeMargaret Ormes

Citizen science taps the human passion for exploration and discovery to illuminate our understanding of the natural world. NatureServe will partner with and build upon select existing citizen science tools and programs, emphasizing collaboration with efforts that are consistent with our data standards and organizational mission. By connecting citizen science data to larger international datasets, broader scientific networks, and demonstrations of its useful application, we can help ensure that citizens’ activities will contribute directly to effective conservation action.

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  • Ormes MA, Klein ML, Goodin K, Hamilton H, and Copas KA. 2014. NatureServe Citizen Science Strategy. Arlington, VA: NatureServe.