DOI: https://doi.org/10.7203/metode.12.17824

Citizen science projects: An opportunity for education in scientific literacy and sustainability


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Since the term citizen science first emerged, projects involving citizens in science have increased in number and have spread to a variety of areas. Thus, citizen science is emerging as a mechanism for involving society and stimulating the population’s interest in science and contributing to their scientific literacy. Furthermore, we must also highlight the inherent contribution of citizen science projects to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This paper reviews some examples of international citizen science projects and details active projects in Spain, from the perspective of both formal and non-formal education.


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citizen science; scientific literacy; SDGs; formal education; non-formal education

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