What is “Citizen Science”?

Citizen science is the involvement of the public in scientific research, whether community—or institution—driven. Typically this includes data collection, analysis, or reporting.

What is the Citizen Science Fair?

Chicago’s first Citizen Science Fair brings together crowd-powered science projects and everyday people excited about contributing to real scientific discoveries. From listening for the calls of imperiled frogs, to snapping squirrel photos or observing the night sky, there is a citizen science project for everyone.


Saturday, October 15, 2016
10am to 2pm


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60640

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