A framework for engaging diverse communities in citizen science in the US

A framework for engaging diverse communities in citizen science in the US

Citizen science is a powerful tool for connecting people to science, but in the US, such initiatives have not connected as well to groups that have been historically underrepresented in science. Research suggests that while several factors contribute to this lack of diverse participation in citizen science, the critical hurdle may be an absence of alignment between community priorities and research objectives. Here, I discuss a participatory framework for designing citizen-science programs that align with community priorities.

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