Meet the Board: Anne Bowser

Meet the Board: Anne Bowser

The Citizen Science Association is a rapidly growing organization with many new names and faces. Some of those faces are volunteering their time to lead this organization as Board Members. This post is part of an ongoing series we call “Meet the Board”, where you can learn more about the great people guiding the organization. -- In this blog, you’ll meet Anne Bowser. Anne works at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. She focuses on (1) supporting citizen science in US agencies, (2) helping get more citizen science data used in research and decision-making, and (3)…
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Meet the Board: Sarah Kirn

Meet the Board: Sarah Kirn

The Citizen Science Association is a rapidly growing organization with many new names and faces. Some of those faces are volunteering their time to lead this organization as Board Members. This post is part of an ongoing series we call “Meet the Board”, where you can learn more about the great people guiding the organization. - - - In this blog, you’ll meet Sarah Kirn. Sarah is the Education Programs Strategist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI). She was a GK-12 Teaching Fellow, has a Master of Oceanography from The University of Maine, and is a licensed boat…
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Meet the Board: Simphiwe Laura Stewart

Meet the Board: Simphiwe Laura Stewart

The Citizen Science Association is a rapidly growing organization with many new names and faces. Some of those faces are volunteering their time to lead this organization as Board Members. This post is part of an ongoing series we call “Meet the Board”, where you can learn more about the great people guiding the organization. In this blog, you’ll meet Simphiwe Laura Stewart. Laura has a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Lewis and Clark Law School and a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is currently working with the U.S. Environmental Protection…
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Interview with Michael Brubaker: Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network

Interview with Michael Brubaker: Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network

The recent White House Citizen Science Forum, “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People” showcased the work of many amazing people whose work we consider part of the citizen science spectrum. We wanted to get to know some of these individuals better so we asked a few of them to tell us a little more about themselves and how they engage others in public participation in scientific research. We hope you may learn from their experiences and find new connections to the work you do. We also consider this the launching point for a…
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Interview with Nolan Doesken, CSA Board Member & CoCoRaHS Director

Interview with Nolan Doesken, CSA Board Member & CoCoRaHS Director

The recent White House Citizen Science Forum, “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People” showcased the work of many amazing people whose work we consider part of the citizen science spectrum. We wanted to get to know some of these individuals better so we asked a few of them to tell us a little more about themselves and how they engage others in public participation in scientific research. We hope you may learn from their experiences and find new connections to the work you do. Here we spoke with Nolan Doesken, Founder and Director…
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Announcing Citizen Science Today

Announcing Citizen Science Today

A new online aggregator for articles and literature about Citizen Science By Caren Cooper and Lucy Fortson We’re excited to share news from our colleagues at the Zooniverse on the launch of the online journal Citizen Science Today (CST) - a publication made possible by PressForward complementary to the forthcoming CSA’s journal. Citizen science will be advanced by moving forward on two fronts: creating a space for scholarly exchanges across disciplines, and by aggregating peer-reviewed and gray literature contributions from the numerous disciplines on frontiers of citizen science. The CSA’s journal, Citizen Science: Theory & Practice (first issue coming soon!),…
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Interview with Davis Masten: Quantified Self Labs

Interview with Davis Masten: Quantified Self Labs

The recent White House Citizen Science Forum, “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People” showcased the work of many amazing people whose work we consider part of the citizen science spectrum. We wanted to get to know some of these individuals better so we asked a few of them to tell us a little more about themselves and how they engage others in public participation in scientific research. We hope you may learn from their experiences and find new connections to the work you do. We also consider this the launching point for a…
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Interview with Kyle Cavanaugh: Floating Forests

Interview with Kyle Cavanaugh: Floating Forests

The recent White House Citizen Science Forum, “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People” showcased the work of many amazing people whose work we consider part of the citizen science spectrum. We wanted to get to know some of these individuals better so we asked a few of them to tell us a little more about themselves and how they engage others in public participation in scientific research. We hope you may learn from their experiences and find new connections to the work you do. We also consider this the launching point for a…
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Meet the Board: Kris Stepenuck

Meet the Board: Kris Stepenuck

The Citizen Science Association is a new and rapidly growing organization with many new names and faces. Some of those faces are volunteering their time to lead this organization as Board Members. We’re going to post a series of blogs over the coming months called “Meet the Board”, where you can learn more about the great people guiding the organization. In this blog, you'll meet Kris Stepenuck. Kris spent 14 years coordinating a volunteer stream monitoring program, Water Action Volunteers, for the State of Wisconsin. Recently, she began working with the University of Vermont Lake Champlain Sea Grant program. Her…
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Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop: Crowdsourced Hopes for the 1st Citizen Science Association Conference

Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop: Crowdsourced Hopes for the 1st Citizen Science Association Conference

by: Caren Cooper The inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association (CSA) is next week, just prior to the meeting of the AAAS (American Academy for the Advancement of Science). Both conferences will be held in San Jose, California. The CSA conference reached its attendance limit quickly and had to turn people away. The line-up of presentations shows attendees from a high diversity of disciplines, countries, and perspectives coming together, making this is a milestone event for citizen science as a discipline. In last week’s #CitSciChat, the citizen science community had a fast-paced discussion on Twitter. As moderator, I asked…
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