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Give us an S, give us a C, give us an I

Posted by stevepog on 3 November, 2009

In a previous post I mentioned the lovely Darlene Cavalier, the former cheerleader turned science boffin who, among many other projects, is bringing science concepts to the people in a way they can always understand, ie by having Philadelphia 76ers cheerleaders give sciency facts while looking pretty and shaking their pom poms.

Darlene (also known as the Science Cheerleader) has kindly given F1000 a mention on her blog so it’s only right that we help her with a project her team is using to get more regular people into science.

Called Science4Citizens, the project links up researchers with volunteers to work on efforts such as counting fireflies, sorting through galaxies, monitoring water quality or tracking air pollutants using cell phones. More details are at this link. While many of the projects are US-based, Darlene tells us she’s looking to branch out internationally.

Science4Citizens was recently publicised in the NY Academy of Sciences magazine and planned extensions include a dedicated website.  Great concept and one we’re happy to support.

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4 Responses to “Give us an S, give us a C, give us an I”

  1. Darlene said

    Thanks so much! Looking forward to working with you and your team to help generate participation in the many citizen science projects we will feature on ScienceForCitizens.net ! If it’s not much trouble, will you refer to site as ScienceForCitizens.net (instead of Citizen Science)? This way, interested folks can find it. Thanks again. See you at ScienceOnline!

  2. Darlene said

    Thanks so much, Steve! Looking forward to working with you to explore collaborations between F1000 and my forthcoming site you referenced in your post: ScienceForCitizens.net

    Take care,
    Darlene

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