Opening Reception

Opening Reception

A CitSci2017 Event: Wednesday, May 17th 2017 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm Registered for CitSci2017? Join us at the Science Museum of Minnesota for the Opening Reception. Heavy hors d'ouevres will be served, and the setting will provide a casual opportunity to meet and connect with friends old and new in the citizen science community.   The Science Museum of Minnesota is a 110 year old institution and its current location, which opened in December 1999, is across the street from the St. Paul RiverCentre conference venue. The museum is on the banks of the Mississippi River and the offers a…
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Project Slam!

Project Slam!

A CitSci2017 Event: Thursday, May 18th 2017 at 5:30pm – 7:00pm Join us at 5:30pm in the Ballroom for a fun and fast-paced way to learn about and welcome some of the "new kids" in the citizen science world. Listen to quick - and competitive! - five-minute presentations about these new projects and project approaches - the audience will help determine the "Peoples' Choice Award" help choose the top presentations to be shared with the public during Friday evening's reception. Come ready to celebrate these new initiatives, and to cheer for your favorites! Cash bar on site.    
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Create Together Day

Create Together Day

A CitSci2017 Event: Wednesday, May 17th 2017 at 8:45am – 4:30pm Fee: $45.00/$25 with valid student ID | Capacity: 100 Already coming to CitSci2017? Click here to add this event to your ticket Want to sign up just for this one-day activity? Click here to register! The vision for Create Together Day (formerly referred to as a hackathon)  has expanded to an inclusive event for any citizen science practitioners with a desire to share great ideas. Collaborate with other conference goers to create products, interfaces, or data visualizations to further your citizen science projects. Options available include creating a Zooniverse…
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Citizen Science Festival

Citizen Science Festival

A CitSci2017 Event: Saturday, May 20th 2017 at 12:00pm – 4:00pm Event open to all and free with admission to the museum*. Immerse yourself in a public engagement experience - join peers and the public at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Citizen Science Festival! At the Citizen Science Festival, 25 project leaders will share their current projects with the public and engage in hands-on activities. Observe how museum visitors discover how to monitor animals and insects, explore the impacts of light pollution, map precipitation, and record water quality. Engaging the public in science is never a simple task; see it…
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Citizen SciGirls Happy Hour and PBS Screening Event

Citizen SciGirls Happy Hour and PBS Screening Event

A CitSci2017 Event: Enjoy a quick walk along the lovely Mississippi from the RiverCentre to Twin Cities PBS studios, where we’re gathering for cold drinks and HOT citizen science with SciGirls! You’ll enjoy innovative, engaging and fun media from SciGirls’ recent citizen science-themed season. From their own backyards to a NASA research center and beyond, the real and relatable SciGirls tracked toads, counted clouds, monitored monarchs’ metamorphoses and much more, all in the name of citizen science!   WHAT: Screening of Citizen SciGirls media, with comments by Executive Producer, Dr. Richard Hudson WHEN: Thursday, May 18th, from 5pm-7pm WHERE: Twin…
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Meet the Authors: Book Discussion Panel

Meet the Authors: Book Discussion Panel

A CitSci2017 Event: Wednesday, May 17th 2017 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm Just before the opening reception on 5/17, MN Public Radio’s Heather McElhatton will moderate a one-hour book panel discussion in the Grand Ballroom at the RiverCentre. The event, sponsored by Arizona State University’s Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society, will start promptly at 5:30 pm.   Bring your questions (and book jackets!) for the following authors/panelists: SciStarter’s Darlene Cavalier (ASU): The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science Dr. Caren Cooper (NCSU): Citizen Science: Changing the Face of Discovery Mary Ellen Hannibal: Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes…
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The new reference database about Citizen Science

The new reference database about Citizen Science

We are happy to announce a new reference database for citizen science. It includes a list of more than 2,400 citations, including journal articles, reports, books, and guides. This curated list, which will grow over time, has done the work for you of searching across multiple libraries and keywords, to provide a first place to look for citizen science references. The database is hosted in Zotero. You don't need to have an account to navigate the online library. Currently, the database houses citations drawn from three different sources: the scientometric meta-analysis in Web of Science performed by Kullenberg and Kasperowski (2016), a…
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Introducing the Research and Evaluation Working Group

Introducing the Research and Evaluation Working Group

There is widespread agreement that citizen science is experiencing a major surge, not only in the number of projects, people and publications represented, but also in interest in citizen science as a field of study.  Much of this interest is fueled by social science research, which encompasses a wide array of disciplines and perspectives including sociology, education, psychology, economics, cultural studies, social justice frameworks, and science, technology and society (STS). With so many diverse perspectives, this is indeed an exciting time for the field! However, the growing interest in research around citizen science also presents the field with challenges regarding…
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2015: The year citizen science was validated

2015: The year citizen science was validated

What a monumental year for citizen science! After decades, if not generations, of collective uphill battles to validate the field--to prove to the establishment that citizen science is serious science--we finally felt the Earth move under our feet! This year, the Citizen Science Association formally organized, established an inaugural Board (note that today is the last day to nominate new Board members!), hosted our first conference and launched a journal! We formed alliances with international partners to globally support this field and participated in quite a few exciting developments with the White House: Senator Coons introduced the Crowdsourcing and Citizen…
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Details on CSA Board Nomination Process

Details on CSA Board Nomination Process

Nominations for the Board of Directors of the Citizen Science Association are being solicited through 31 December 2015. Additional details follow, below, from the Governance and Nominations (G & N) Committee regarding this year's nominations and election process. In 2016 we will be replacing four outgoing board members from our board of 12. Nominations are currently being solicited (go to nomination form - NOW CLOSED) for candidates for these leadership positions (read job description). In early January, the G & N Committee will contact each nominee and ask him or her to submit a resume and a brief self-appraisal form…
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