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Regional Events at C*Sci 2022

Regional events at C*Sci 2022 provided opportunities for building connection and exploring big ideas close to home.

Events included watch parties like this one at the University of Nebraska: 

Watch parties streaming Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta’s keynote address, “Cultivating Science, Justice, and Action, were held in 10 locations across North America as part of C*Sci 2022.

(Right: Image of C*Sci 2022 watch party at University of Nebraska co/ Louise Lynch-O’Brien

Image of C*Sci 2022 watch party at University of Nebraska co/ Louise I. Lynch-O’Brien

Social and networking events like this one at the Woodland Park Zoo in Washington provided a fun opportunity for people to meet in person from across a region. This event was organized by the Pacific North West Citizen Science organizers who have been coordinating regional conferences for Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

(Left: event set up for Pacific North West Regional Event c/o Joey Hulbert)

Organizers in Texas included a BioBlitz as part of their watch party and networking event that brought together project leaders from 12 projects across the state for a rare in person meet-up. See Story Map about their event here.

(Right: Children engaged in BioBlitz during Texas Regional Event c/o Kelly Albus)

We appreciate all of the unique ways these groups brought C*Sci 2022 to their communities and look forward to supporting more CSA regional events in the future. Please join us in thanking the following groups for hosting regional events in support of C*Sci 2022.

C*Sci 2022 Regional Event Hosts:

  • Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil
  • University of West Florida
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension; Texas Parks and Wildlife; Lights Out Texas
  • Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, Community Scientists Network of Nebraska
  • The Land Institute, KU Commons, Lawrence Public Library
  • Washington DC Area Citizen Science Network and the Center fro Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health at University of Maryland
  • Natural History Museum of Utah
  • UNL Department of Entomology, Nebraska Game and Parks; Community Scientists of Nebraska Network
  • Nebraska Master Naturalists; Community Scientists of Nebraska Network
  • Stone Living Lab; MassBays Estuary Partnership; Earthwise Aware; UMass Boston; Brandeis University
  • Pacific Northwest Citizen Science organizers from the Washington Invasive Species Council, Western Invasives Network, Washington State University and Woodland Park Zoo
  • Cooper Public Science Lab at NC State University
  • MN Citizen Science Network; University of Minnesota Extension
  • UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science; The Citizen Science Project (California State University Bakersfield)

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