Kickstarting Extreme CItizen Science
These questions inspired the Thriving Earth Exchange. Communities will use the Thriving Earth Exchange to post a challenge and teams of scientists will submit potential solutions. A panel, led by the community and incorporating scientific input, will choose the most appropriate solution. Community members, scientists, and sponsors will then work together to implement that solution and share stories of their successes and trials. The Thriving Earth Exchange, then, serves as a launch pad for community-inspired science, a crowdsourcing site for scientific innovation, a match-making platform for connecting communities, scientists and sponsors, and a library of stories. In short, the Thriving Earth Exchange kickstarts extreme citizen science projects.
This presentation will present the evidence for the efficacy of extreme citizen science, describe how the Thriving Earth Exchange enables extreme citizen science, and highlight the results of pilot projects from the Exchange. Participants will leave with a few suggestions for how they can use the Exchange to incorporate elements of extreme citizen science into existing projects or explore new opportunities.