The Australian Citizen Science Association, as part of #CitSciOz18, proudly presents a free public lecture on the topic “What is Citizen Science?” Join international guest speakers, Dr Caren Cooper (@CoopSciScoop) from North Carolina University and Amy Robinson Stirling (@amyleesterling) from EyeWire for an evening of wonder as you find out how you could discover a new species, find a new planet, monitor pollution with a smartphone, actively contribute to disaster relief in another country and map the brain. Citizen science involves the public participation and collaboration in scientific research with the aim to increase scientific knowledge. Dr Caren Cooper: What is citizen science? Caren will introduce some successful global and local projects that you might like to join. (20 – 30 minutes) Amy Robinson Stirling: Online citizen science. Amy will discuss citizen science and health, with an introduction to EyeWire (20 – 30 minutes)