California Dreaming: The Math of Citizen Science

This week, the RASCals project has received some excellent coverage in a series of citizen science blogs. I wanted to share this with the many citizen scientists who contribute to this project, because without all of your help, we wouldn't have had so much success growing this project over the last two years.

The RASCals project was featured in a blog carried by SciStarter, PLOS Blogs, and Discover Magazine blogs. Here is the link to the SciStarter blog:

http://scistarter.com/blog/2015/07/california-dreaming/#sthash.sTgYW5hW.dpbs

My favorites quote from the article should make it obvious why the subject of this post is about the math of citizen science:
"Pauly hopes to increase his citizen science counts–perhaps exponentially. If just a fraction of those 22 million southern Californians, as well as the many millions of visitors like me, would stop to look, to see, to record…if only one percent of the 10 million people in Los Angeles County would take their smartphones or cameras into their backyard…California dreaming. We’d have a lot of data."

Posted by gregpauly gregpauly, July 24, 2015 03:23 AM

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Wonderful article, and definitely the best quote!

Posted by hoboannie over 3 years ago (Flag)
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What a great article! Well done, RASCals!

Posted by carrieseltzer over 3 years ago (Flag)

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