This introduction points to the second issue of the Journal of Science Communication’s special series on citizen science. The first had much of interest, and this looks like an interesting one too. — CJL —


This issue forms Part II of JCOM’s collection of articles and essays exploring the field of citizen science. Here I introduce the articles in Part II, outlining how they contribute to our understanding of the ways that volunteers participate in citizen science projects, what motivates this participation and what learning arises as a result of participation.

Photo Credit: Figure 1 from “Science learning via participation in online citizen science” (included in issue).

Source (Intro): From planning to motivations: citizen science comes to life

Source (Issue): Issue 03, Special Issue: Citizen Science, Part II, 2016

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