Citizen Science: Theory and Practice Reviewer Drive

Welcome to the Reviewer Drive for the Citizen Science: Theory and Practice (CSTP) Journal!  As the scientific journal of the Citizen Science Association (soon to be known as the Association for Advancing the Participatory Sciences), CSTP serves as the lead international publication that promotes exchanges, understanding and advancement in our field. Community is foundational to the CSTP Journal, and we depend on researchers, practitioners, evaluators and others to actively participate. The Journal depends on volunteer involvement, and we need YOU to be part of the CSTP Journal ecosystem, whether as readers, reviewers, authors,  editors. We need more CST reviewers. The…
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Opening for two new positions of Social Media Editor for the journal Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

Opening for two new positions of Social Media Editor for the journal Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

Citizen Science: Theory and Practice (CS:TP) is a leading journal in the field of citizen science, produced by the Citizen Science Association (CSA). We are looking for two Social Media Editors to increase the visibility and impact of papers in the journal. The role of Social Media Editor is a new position for the journal - it is a voluntary position, in line with the journal’s editorial team. For these two roles, we are looking for individuals who: Are passionate about CS:TP’s role to advance the field of citizen science through scientific publishing and wants to support its reach and impact…
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Platforms for Participatory Science Projects

Platforms for Participatory Science Projects

Did you know there are ~30 platforms hosting participatory science projects? A new resource on our website provides a useful table and set of questions to help you understand the differences between them to make an informed decision about which platform is right for your project. This post, and recording below, are great resources to share with curious colleagues interested in starting a project-https://participatorysciences.org/platforms. If you want to dive deeper, we recently co-hosted a conversation with platform leaders where they detailed platform features and 'best fit' scenarios and shared helpful insights into six commonly used platforms. Watch it here >> https://youtu.be/epDWbFggLqs?si=hGV24f276HEbho3Z
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Showcase your city at our 2025 conference

Showcase your city at our 2025 conference

We invite your help in identifying strong and inspired candidates to host the next in-person Conference (spring/summer, 2025) of the Citizen Science Association (heads up: we are changing our name*). Please share the following call for Expressions of Interest from potential hosts and partners.  Hosting is a huge opportunity for visibility and leadership in the field. Applying to host C*Sci2025 offers an unique opportunity to highlight your institution’s field leadership and your region as a center of excellence. This event brings international attention to the work of local/regional organizations, and raises local awareness about the global significance of these projects…
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Calling all participatory science graduate students!

Calling all participatory science graduate students!

Are you a graduate student working in the field of participatory science who:  Uses participatory methods? Studies the phenomenon of participatory/citizen/community science? Works for an organization that supports others’ engagement in participatory science? Is engaged in participatory science in literally any other way? A new Participatory Science Graduate Students Group of the Citizen Science Association (heads up: this name is changing*) will provide a space for students like you to find and connect with others who have shared interests, challenges, and aspirations. And we want your help co-creating it! The Citizen Science Association will be hosting two virtual introductory meetings…
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Call for Abstracts: AI and the Future of Citizen Science

Call for Abstracts: AI and the Future of Citizen Science

CITIZEN SCIENCE: THEORY AND PRACTICE Special Collection: AI and the Future of Citizen Science Issue Editors: Lucy Fortson 1a, Kevin Crowston 2,  Laure Kloetzer 3 , Marisa Ponti4. 1 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, USA; lfortson@umn.edu  2 School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA, crowston@syr.edu 3 Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland; laure.kloetzer@unine.ch 4  Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; marisa.ponti@ait.gu.sea Corresponding editor Citizen Science: Theory and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal providing a central space for cross-disciplinary, scholarly exchanges aimed at advancing the field of citizen science by providing a…
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Announcing a new name for this Association

Announcing a new name for this Association

A long-awaited step forward for this Association was announced in late May:  members voted in favor of a new name.  While the details of that name have yet to be finalized (see live announcement below), the broad strokes are for an Association Advancing Participatory Sciences. The final “s” in this string of words may be the most powerful - not the capital “S” that designates the scientific domain, but the small one that affirms a plurality of people and practices. We are, as stated in our most recent strategic plan, “... a member-driven organization that connects people from a wide…
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Arizona Premiere of WILD HOPE at C*Sci2023 in Tempe

Arizona Premiere of WILD HOPE at C*Sci2023 in Tempe

WILD HOPE is a new series of half-hour films highlighting the intrepid changemakers who are restoring and protecting our planet. Whether tapping oysters to clean New York Harbor, or growing coffee to save Mozambican rainforests, the series reveals how bold interventions and unexpected alliances can spark powerful change—and provides a refreshing dose of hope in an increasingly cynical world. CSA is pleased to partner with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios to present the Arizona premiere screening of the WILD HOPE episode, The Big Oyster, which features the community-engaged Billion Oyster Project in New York Harbor. During a reception and early evening…
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C*Sci 2023 Plenary: AI for Good

AI has been in the spotlight for much of 2023, but it’s been a part of our daily lives for many years. In this plenary session, we’ll hear about how organizations around the world have leveraged this technology for good, explore what’s new about this particular moment in AI’s development, and hear about how we all can contribute to a technological future that builds equity and shared opportunity. This event will be streamed for virtual registrants. Register here for the online or in-person event. Speaker: Nick Cain, Director of Strategic Grants, Patrick J. McGovern FoundationBio:Nick has 15 years of experience…
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Members to determine CSA’s new name

Members to determine CSA’s new name

Post by CSA's Executive Director, Jennifer Shirk For CSA's 10th year, we are celebrating and affirming the work and vision of this Association. A major milestone in this process will be the choice of a new name. [An important to clarification to start: we are not setting out to rename the field itself (for an overview of thoughts on that challenge, try this introduction).] Renaming the Association is significant, and we have approached both this prospect and this process with intention and care. Over the past year, we have heard and shared some of the many terms that describe related practices…
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