Your Citizen Science 2015 Stories

Your Citizen Science 2015 Stories

A round-up of social media about the Citizen Science 2015 Conference (San Jose, CA, Feb 11-12). Don't see yours? Please share in the comments! Citizen Science 2015 Storify, Day One and Day Two By Alison Young, @alisonkestrel #WhyICitSci Storify By Johanna Varner, @johannavarner Storify: #CitSci2015 diversity comments By Alberto Roca, @MinorityPostdoc InformalScience Updates from the Field By Kalie Sacco, CAISE How to Build a Citizen Science Community By Amy Robinson, EyeWire The Evolving Field of Citizen Science By Grace Troxel, CAISE Citizen Science 2015 - Reflections By Muki Haklay, University College London Reports from HackFest By Darlene Cavelier, SciStarter Intellectual…
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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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Get Out & Explore San Jose

Get Out & Explore San Jose

by: Amy Kovacs It’s finally here! The 2015 inaugural Citizen Science Conference (#CitSci2015).   As you prepare for the all the exciting opportunities and programs at the conference don’t forget to check out all the great things San Jose has to offer. San Jose was founded in 1777 as El Pueblo de San Jose De Guadalupe, California’s first civilian settlement, and is rich in history and culture. There is something for everyone! The San Jose Convention Center (also known as McErny Convention Center) is at the heart of the city, making it easy to explore some of San Jose’s best features.…
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Join the #WhyICitSci Campaign!

Join the #WhyICitSci Campaign!

by: Johanna Varner As the Citizen Science 2015 conference approaches, we* want to know what you love about citizen science and what drives you to participate! Are you in it to learn about the natural world, to contribute to new knowledge, or to share the joys of discovery with others? Perhaps you’re interested in generally fostering diversity and inclusion in science or connecting with your community? Or, maybe you believe that citizen science is a promising avenue for tackling grand challenges and everyday problems? We, invite you share YOUR reasons in the #WhyICitSci campaign on Twitter! Not going to the…
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Building a Framework for Citizen Science & STEM Learning

Building a Framework for Citizen Science & STEM Learning

By: Ryan Collay, Mary Ford, Sandra Henderson, Eric Jolly, Nancy Trautmann, and Sarah Kirn Join the Education Working Group of the Citizen Science Association for the panel discussion - Developing a Framework for Citizen Science in Education – Join the Conversation - on Wed. Feb 11th at 9:55 am. You can also participate in their open conference session on Feb. 12th. The Education Working Group has been meeting since August of 2014 with a focus of drafting a vision for the role of citizen science in science learning and a framework to help the community achieve this vision. From the…
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Day Two Keynote Speaker Announced!

Day Two Keynote Speaker Announced!

We are pleased to announce that Amy Robinson, Creative Director for the crowdsourcing project EyeWire, will be the Keynote Speaker on Day Two of Citizen Science 2015. Amy was recently named to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 in the games category. She is a long time TEDster and founded the TEDx Music Project, a collection of the best live music from TEDx events around the world. Here’s a sneak preview of what she will be sharing at the conference – you won’t want to miss it! EyeWire: Why Do Gamers Enjoy Mapping the Brain? By: Amy Robinson Citizen Science…
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Re-imagining “Citizen Science”: Knowledge for equality?

Re-imagining “Citizen Science”: Knowledge for equality?

by: Alan Irwin, Erinma Ochu, Michel Pimbert, Cindy Regalado and Tom Wakeford (Image: A poster from the Morris Justice Project - a collaboration involving the Public Science Project, New York City) Panel Discussion: Broadening Engagement to Foster Diversity and Inclusion When: NEW TIME!  February 11th, 9:55am, Citizen Science 2015 Conference What: Join the dialogue to begin, through storytelling and dialogue, to create a future based on the equal worth of every human being and their way of knowing. A range of people - from patients to peasant farmers, factory workers to admin clerks - have proved their worth as “experts-by-experience”.…
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Students don't miss CitSci2015!

Students don't miss CitSci2015!

by Julie Hecht Hello! Yes, you there! You! Yes you! The one standing there pointing at yourself. Yes, I mean you. I know all about you, well, all three of you: You are a graduate student who has said “YES!” to 5+ years of research. You are strapped for time and honestly surprised you’re even reading this post. Your floor is covered with research papers, Methods sections and draft Introductions. Open on your laptop are edits to a grant application due yesterday to your supervisor. Your plate is getting more full by the minute. You are an undergrad taking a…
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SciStarter Hackfest Coming to CitSci2015

SciStarter Hackfest Coming to CitSci2015

by: Arvind Suresh What: A hands-on meet-up where everyone participates in dreaming up AND building creative tools to improve the field of citizen science! Where: Citizen Science 2015 Conference, San Jose, CA Who: The SciStarter team and YOU! Why: To capitalize on the collective wisdom (and desire to act!) at the Citizen Science Association Conference The inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association will take place February 11-12 in San Jose, California and the SciStarter team is looking forward to soaking up new information during the scheduled sessions and talks! We'll also contribute to these conversations through a few presentations…
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Keynote Speaker Announced

Keynote Speaker Announced

We are pleased to announce that Chris Filardi, Director, Pacific Program, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History, will be the Keynote Speaker at Citizen Science 2015. Here's a sneak preview of what he will be sharing. A Place in the World – Science, Society, and Reframing the Questions We Ask By: Dr. Chris Filardi The interplay between science and broader society is central to modern life. Citizen science is a natural upshot of this reality. From mariner input into early wind charts that revolutionized trans-oceanic travel, to the Christmas Bird Count or crowd-sourcing…
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