The American Association of Variable Star Observers has been working with
the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to improve evaluation of citizen science
projects. In particular, they are seeking to develop better measures for
gauging participant learning. Understanding how participants benefit from
their engagement with citizen science will help project leaders improve
their projects, and also help them attain funding to keep their programs
up and running.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is in the process of developing several
tools for measuring learning and you are invited to help them test these
tools and surveys. If you would be willing to participate in providing
feedback on surveys -- either online, over the phone, or in person, --
please respond to the survey link below. This initial survey is simply to
get your permission, and should take you less than 5 minutes to complete.
Thank you in advance for your participation! If you have any questions
about this work, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Evaluation Program Manager
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods
Ithaca, NY 14850
Assistant Director, AAVSO