Citizen Science Diversity Day

Posted on May 29th, 2021 @ 01:41pm

In continuum with several biodiversity initiatives at RK University since more than a decade, School of Pharmacy organized a virtual event "Citizen Science: We're part of the solution" on May 22, 2021, the International Day for Biological Diversity. Mr. Karan Thakkar, a notable naturalist from Bhavnagar University, delivered a detailed talk on how one can become a citizen scientist through "iNaturalist". Mr. Dhaval Vargiya, Ph.D. scholar of RK University and a dynamic environmentalist, delivered an inspirational talk on "eBird" and how a common citizen can make his/her hobby a part of the biodiversity solution. The event was received with great enthusiasm. Participants included those from biodiversity institutes/departments of national importance, as well as some from other countries as well.