In July 2015, a collective of conservationists met to explore whether public participation in scientific recording could:
1. Help deepen nature connection in the public by giving them more ownership in both the development of the overall story and the conclusions/actions emerging from it
2. Help to increase breadth and depth of the data recorded in the future beyond the 5% of species currently captured and reported
You can read about what happened at this scoping workshop, in the 25 slide executive summary below. Or you can read the full version here (you might want to stick the kettle on first – it's 91 slides).