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Citizen Science for an Interconnected World

Teaching doesn’t just happen in classrooms; it happens any time students connect in meaningful ways with scientific/research projects, in formal or informal settings. Citizen science—where volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions—has been integral to National Geographic’s approach to education. CEO Gary Knell will talk about successful citizen science collaborations, and ways to find the right partners to bring together scientists and citizens to make a difference.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Hear from Gary Knell why he is making education—particularly citizen science—a priority for National Geographic.
  2. Hear about why citizen science is important to today’s students and what makes citizen science projects successful for National Geographic.
  3. Learn how to translate National Geographic’s success to other settings.



Carrie Hutchison, Director of Communications, National Geographic Society

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