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'Citizen Science' Gains Momentum In Northwest And Nationally

Tom Banse
08/09/2012

Public participation in scientific research is mushrooming in the Northwest and across the country. The trend is called citizen science. It can take the form of volunteer monitoring and data collection, or crowd–sourced science, or science education with a research component. One sign the movement is gaining acceptance and credibility: It's a big topic of discussion at a science conference in Portland, Oregon, this week. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.

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