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Blog post on what motivates people to get involved in citizen science

Dr Hilary Geoghegan (University of Reading), who led a UKEOF-commissioned report on motivations for citizen science, blogs about why people get involved in citizen science

In her blog post, Dr Geoghegan shares some of the findings from the UKEOF report, as well as introducing her new project, OPENER, which aims to progress from ‘public engagement’ of environmental research being solely passive consumption of science news, or one-off involvement in a single initiative, to being ongoing, active and routine.

During the UKEOF study, Hilary and her team surveyed both volunteers involved in citizen science and project organisers. She summarises the main findings in her blog post.

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