Do you have a citizen science story? Tell us in this essay contest — your story could end up in Discover Magazine!
Science is all around us – and now anyone can be a scientist! Citizen scientists study everything from distant galaxies to firefly populations, helping researchers collect valuable data.
We want to hear about your experiences as a citizen scientist. Tell us, in 250 words or less, your story of participating in crowdsourced science – what you did, what you thought about it, or maybe a funny thing that happened on your way to the field.
We’ll choose our favorite essays to run in our October print issue, and five lucky winners will receive a free one-year subscription to Discover.
But hurry! The contest ends July 13 at 11:59pm CT.
This post originally appeared on DiscoverMagazine.com’s Citizen Science Salon.