What is a citizen Scientist ?
A citizen scientist is an individual who voluntarily contributes his or her time, effort, and resources toward scientific research in collaboration with professional scientists or alone. These individuals don’t necessarily have a formal science background and collect and analysis data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists.
How can I get involved in citizen science projects?
There are a number of ways that you can help assist the Researchers in H.I.P and other KZN parks. Here are the following ways in which you can help:
You can join the whatsapp group Kznsightings, run by Hilltop Honorary Officers : https://hilltophonorary.wixsite.com/kznsighting
You can become a member of C.H.I.P.S (Citizen Hluluwe imfolozi park scientist ) – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
The idea behind these projects is that anyone anywhere can participate in meaningful scientific research.
Benefits of Citizen Scientist
Citizen Science is much more than just science. Getting involved is fun, helps develop skills and connection with others. It improves health and wellbeing and helps us all feel more connected to the environment around us. we believe working this way has a number of advantages, a few of which are listed below.