Case Study: Zooniverse Project Builder: Engaging the Public Online

Media & Technology
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 10:30-11 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
266 America's Center
The online people-powered research platform Zooniverse recently developed a project builder to allow anyone to create an online transcription, classification, or crowdsourcing project. This allows large data sets to be analyzed and discussed by a community of volunteers attracted to work done at the institution. In this session, we will present how Adler Planetarium and other institutions have used the Zooniverse Project Builder to engage their visitors and people around in the world in their research and collections.
Learner Outcome
  1. Learn more about an emerging research tool that aids in the common issue of big data.
  2. Engage people in the institution's work at a deeper level than just visiting the museum.
  3. Grant people who may not otherwise be able to visit your institution the ability to take part in your mission.
Julie Feldt
Citizen Science Education Coordinator
Adler Planetarium
Julie has a background in astronomy and physics and is a graduate of the Museum Studies program at University of Michigan. She is interested in developing science education pieces for a variety of audiences and understanding family learning in the museum environment. She currently works on educational features and curricula using the Zooniverse crowdsourcing research projects.