In January 2017, BSCS convened a group of scientists, educators, and technologists with significant experience in citizen science to consider the challenges of designing citizen science projects to achieve ambitious objectives in the areas of both science and education. The workshop was based on the following premise:
Achieving both scientific and educational benefits in a citizen science initiative requires not just a commitment to both, but the expertise and resources to design for both.
The goals of the workshop were to
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