Science Café to discuss citizen science
"Citizen science" -- archeology, for instance, or studying the ocean
bottom, from "your own comfy chair, wearing fuzzy slippers," in the
words of Dr. Paul Adams -- is coming to Science Café.
"Or, try your hand
and eyes collecting data in your own back yard critical to understanding
the impact of climate change," said Adams, professor of physics and
Anschutz Professor of Education at Fort Hays State University.
"Citizen Science: Science Of, By and For People," will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Gella's Diner, 117 E. 11th, in Hays.
Megan Adams, Hays
junior, will help with the presentation. She is an English major working
as the planetarium operator and student observatory director for the
Department of Physics.
"Find out how
science today is more than just what happens in the laboratory," said
Adams. "It is not just done by a select few who wear glasses and a lab
coat, it's science for everyone. Feel free to bring your own device --
tablet, computer or smart phone -- to try out a few of the projects we
Science Café is
sponsored by the FHSU Science and Mathematics Education Institute. The
presentation is free and open to the public.