“Test the Waters” Program in a Box Kit Reveal
Join the NNLM to learn about our Citizen Science “Testing the Waters” Program-in-a-Box Kit! Discover the activities, contents, and how you can order a kit!
Apr 16, 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET
Through citizen science, NNLM can engage communities in addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation. Collaborations between communities and researchers build capacity to address problems and meet research goals.
Citizen Science Month is observed annually in April to celebrate and promote all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related! This global celebration includes events hosted by libraries, institutions, community groups, museums, and individuals all around the world.
The NNLM and the All of Us Research Program are partnering with Cornerstones of Science to highlight citizen science as a way to increase involvement of people living in the United States in scientific research and as a way to reduce barriers between health research and the public. Cornerstones of Science is offering a new resource to public libraries to help library staff support citizen science outreach effort in local communities. Join us when we unbox the “Testing the Waters” citizen science program-in-a-box kits.
Cornerstones of Science works with public libraries providing programs and resources that help people understand how science and technology affects their daily lives and the world around them. Cornerstones was founded in 1999 at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine, and soon began providing staff-led science programs throughout midcoast Maine. In 2006, Cornerstones, was nationally recognized with The Highsmith Library Innovation Award, presented by The Public Library Association (a division of the American Library Association). By 2009, Cornerstones had built a 22-library partner network and it became an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, providing librarians with resources and programs to stimulate public interest in science. Cornerstones, which now supports a network of 31 library partners in five states, comprises a Board of Directors and Executive Advisory Committee, Staff, Library Partners and Partners and Sponsors all of whom share a commitment to foster thoughtful engagement and deeper connections with the natural world.