The Office the Chief Scientist has released a new paper on citizen science, celebrating the contributions that people are making to their communities through science.

The paper discusses how citizen science is strengthening Australia’s research capacity, solving real world problems and enhancing our awareness of science.

Read the paper as a pdf or download the media release. Report references are also available here.

Get involved in citizen science

If you would like to find out about science in the community, visit the National Science Week website to connect to events in your local area. This year Science Week will begin on the 15th of August.

You can also visit the Australian Citizen Science Association website to learn more about citizen science or download this infographic to read about the projects featured in the Occasional Paper.