What is Citizen Science?

Citizen Science is “the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge.” When someone becomes a citizen scientist, they not only develop their own scientific expertise but they also contribute to a growing understanding of our world. Citizen scientists participate in monitoring, data collection, and other scientific processes alongside scientists and researches to broaden data and collect more data than would otherwise be possible.

You can become a citizen scientist by volunteering with our Vancouver Water Monitoring Program, reporting pollution concerns, and submitting photos of your favourite beaches to track their condition over time.

 

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