Build your network while building up citizen science–participate in the Citizen Science Association general meeting and working groups

Build your network while building up citizen science–participate in the Citizen Science Association general meeting and working groups

Successful citizen science, community-based monitoring, and other collaborative research efforts necessarily involve many different participants and stakeholders - and planning and running them effectivly does, too. The Citizen Science Association (CSA) aims to reflect this plurality in its membership, and invites all attending CitSci2019 to join the General Meeting, Thursday from 3:30PM-4:30PM. Learn about CSA's new strategic plan, progress towards towards goals, and ways to get involved to take advantage of member benefits and inform future directions for CSA. The meeting will also introduce CSA's working groups, a great way to go deeper with advancing citizen science and your connections…
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Teaching science by doing science–Introducing the Friday Keynote speaker, Rachael Polmanteer (and students)

Teaching science by doing science–Introducing the Friday Keynote speaker, Rachael Polmanteer (and students)

As previously mentioned, there will be three special tracks at #CitSci2019. The keynote speaker for Thursday, Dr. Max Liboiron, is sure to deliver a compelling presentation that will amplify excitement for the first track on environmental justice and citizen science. Following that, the Friday keynote speaker, Rachael Polmanteer, will bring her and enthusiasm for science education and energize those interested in the special track on citizen science and science education. Once involved in different aspects of research and veterinary care, Rachel became the director of a non-profit animal rescue organization involved in the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of over 400…
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Everyday science with the public and CitSci2019 Saturday Keynote speaker, Rob Dunn

Everyday science with the public and CitSci2019 Saturday Keynote speaker, Rob Dunn

Science communication is an integral part of citizen science, and Dr. Robert R. Dunn, a professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University, has been masterfully igniting public curiosity and interest in science for over fifteen years. Dr. Dunn is the author of 5 books, over a hundred articles in science news and natural history magazines like Scientific American, National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Smithsonian and more. Dr. Dunn's ability to engage members of the public enables his lab to undertake a wide array of projects spanning yeast diversity, shower head microbiomes, cat tracking, bee health, and more. Many of…
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Introducing the #CitSci2019 keynote speaker, Dr. Max Liboiron

Introducing the #CitSci2019 keynote speaker, Dr. Max Liboiron

In 2016, the CSA made the decision to move CitSci2017 from its planned location in Raleigh, North Carolina to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The move (which left the CSA with financial obligations to hold CitSci2019 in Raleigh), North Carolina was done after carefully considering the conflict presented by North Carolina's bathroom bill to the CSA's core values-- values of inclusivity, respect, and openness to all people regardless of race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, accessibility needs, or country of origin. In light of the CSA's core values and its special track on environmental justice and citizen science, the CSA…
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How to use Exordo to submit your abstract

The submission deadline for Symposia and Workshop proposals is August 24th, 2018. Figuring out what to submit can be difficult; fortunately, the submission process itself is simple. Here is a walkthrough of the submission process. If you’ve never used Ex Ordo before, you will first need to register for an account.Once you fill in your information and click on ‘Create Account’, you will need to agree to the terms of service to continue into the site. Although the box appears to have a checkmark already in it, you will need to click on that checkmark to change its color and…
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Answer the Call for Workshops and help make CitSci2019 amazing

Answer the Call for Workshops and help make CitSci2019 amazing

In case you missed it, the call for workshops is currently open - AND, the submission due date has been extended until August 17th! Workshops were well-received in the 2017 conference and made up an important part of the conference’s programming.  Many workshops were fully booked in the 2017 conference and many attendees had favorable reviews of the workshops and remarked that they would have attended even more of them if they weren’t run in parallel.  In other words, the 2017 CSA conference had great workshops in the program because of the workshop organizers and participants. We would love for…
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CSA 2019 Call for proposals

CSA 2019 Call for proposals

We invite researchers, practitioners, and citizen science community members to prepare proposals for the Citizen Science Association Conference (CitSci2019) to be held March 13-17, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. Keep an eye out for the official call for workshop and symposia proposals in the coming weeks. Some early details are below.   Want to receive regular CitSci2019 Conference updates? Sign up here.   CitSci2019 Workshops: We encourage workshops focused on topics, activities, and participants that can be uniquely addressed at CitSci2019 and, that contribute to our community’s shared knowledge base, research areas, long-term goals (community sustainability), and ethics. Plan to share…
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2017 Board Elections

2017 Board Elections

The CSA Governance and Nominations Committee has narrowed the pool of 23 nominees to a ballot of twelve individuals. We now turn to our members to select five individuals who will join the CSA Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in May. We rely on Board members to shape the future of the Association by establishing policy, securing funding, and ensuring that the organization can achieve its mission (read more about Board member responsibilities here). We have 4 outgoing Board members, and will add one new position to the board. Thus, this vote is to elect five new…
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A Night in the Cloud

A Night in the Cloud

A CitSci2017 Event, Open to All! Friday, May 19th 2017, 4:30pm – 7:00pm | Bar open at 4:30pm, screening at 6pm Registration details below This capstone event of the CitSci2017 Conference brings together project leaders and the public to celebrate citizen science, in a mix of festival, exhibit hall, Café Scientifique, and major media event featuring the new citizen science TV series, The Crowd & The Cloud. Featured: The Crowd & The Cloud The evening's featured event is a screening of The Crowd & The Cloud, a 4-part public television series exploring the new frontier of citizen science in the…
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