Citizen science activities refer to ways members of the public can learn by initiating or joining collaborative research-led scholarly inquiry. In citizen science learning through scientific research is combined with collaborative mass participation. Citizen science activities can change people’s relationship to research from passive recipients to active participation while the relationship between science and public understanding shifts from dissemination to collaboration.
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