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Announcing the 2017 Citizen Science Association Conference

By September 20th, 2016 at 7:49 pm | Comment

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The 2017 Citizen Science Association Conference takes place May 17-20 in St. Paul, MN

Join practitioners and researchers from across the field of citizen science from May 17-20 in Saint Paul, Minnesota for the 2017  Citizen Science Association conference. Sessions will span disciplines and sectors, with a focus on making citizen science relevant and useful to more communities.

The conference will feature keynote speakers, concurrent sessions and poster presentations, a citizen science festival hosted by the Science Museum of Minnesota, and opportunities to showcase your project in front of a growing community.

Want to Participate?

Find full conference details on the conference website, join the CSA Conference Facebook group for updates, and follow the organization on Twitter (@CitSciAssoc #CitSci2017).  Membership in the Citizen Science Association is open and free, so it’s easy to become a member.

Conversations in Citizen Science: Alberta Chu of FaceTopo, a project to crowdsource face data!

By September 7th, 2016 at 10:19 am | Comment

The beauty of citizen science is that it gives non-professional researchers the chance to get up close and personal with science. But when SciStarter interviewed citizen scientists this summer, they learned that the number one reason volunteers quit a project was because the scientists never replied to them. Think about all of your experiences collecting data from your backyard, analyzing images of spring online, and learning about new topics in science: have you heard from the scientists you’re helping? Would you like to?

FaceTopoIn our new series, “Conversations in CitSci,” we speak with the people behind the projects. Last time, we connected with Kay Havens of Project BudBurst about using citizen science to track plant data. Today we’re chatting with Alberta Chu, filmmaker and director of a brand-new citizen science project called FaceTopo. Read the rest of this entry »

Do citizen scientists have formal STEM education experiences?

By February 10th, 2016 at 12:20 pm | Comment

Have you ever wondered?
We did, too…so we asked our Twitter pals to complete a simple poll. Here are the results of our informal poll. Next: we’ll ask our friends on Facebook, poll our community of 50,000 citizen scientists, and ask citizen scientists we meet in person at upcoming events. Stay tuned!

Informal Twitter Poll: 233 responses

Informal Twitter Poll: 238 responses