Past Event

The Promise and Pitfalls of Citizen Science

April 5, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Event Description

Inspired by its 2021 exhibition Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, the American Philosophical Society’s Library and Museum is hosting a symposium on "The Promise and Pitfalls of Citizen Science" that explores citizen science as a phenomenon. 

The symposium’s theme reflects the work of Benjamin Franklin and others who lacked formal training and whose work sometimes went unacknowledged but whose contributions significantly added to the advancement of knowledge. It hopes to expand upon the theme of the exhibition by exploring understandings of citizen science over time, placing historical initiatives in conversation with present-day projects as well as reflecting on the future needs and opportunities of the movement.

Event Speakers

Please visit the event webpage to view the speaker list. 

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. Please visit the event webpage for additional information. 

Hosted by the American Philosophical Society