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Volunteers as Teachers

1. 

Greeting visitors to a site, collecting fees, or providing operational information to visitors are examples of ____________.

2. 

Formalized experiences and transfer of information that meets specific learning objectives are examples of __________.

3. 

Informal experiences and transfer of information, within a voluntary setting, are examples of _____________.

4. 

Interpretation may be defined as an educational activity which aims to reveal ____________ and ____________ through the use of original objects, by firsthand ______________, and by illustrative media, rather than simply to communicate factual information.

5. 

Guided tours, slide shows, living history demonstrations and campfire talks are examples of ________ interpretation, while brochures, exhibits and posters are examples of ______ interpretation.

Citizen Science

6. 

Citizen science refers to the engagement of __________ naturalists in the advancement of scientific knowledge.

7. 

New technology such as the Internet and electronic audio and video capture devices has increased the number and effectiveness of citizen science projects.

8. 

Conservation challenges such as _______________ increase(s) the need for citizen scientists to assist professional scientists in data collection.

9. 

Citizen science is limited to the collection of data under the supervision of a professional scientist, and does not include the formulation of new scientific questions or the publication of results.

10. 

One of the longest-running citizen science projects in history is the __________, now administered by the National Audubon Society.

11. 

The __________ is the most important source of data on breeding birds in North America.

12. 

The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology developed the __________ mobile app used by birders to submit observations by smartphones.

13. 

An online community and program for posting observations of insects and other invertebrates is the ________ platform.

14. 

An online platform for the observation and identification of any plant or animal species is __________, which uses the GPS and camera found in all smartphones to create geotagged photographic observation records.

15. 

The _____________ program provides varied opportunities for citizen scientists, such as the Texas Hummingbird Roundup, Texas Whooper Watch, and the Herps for Texas project.

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