Incorporate Citizen Science in Your Higher Ed Course

Incorporate Citizen Science in Your Higher Ed Course

Thinking about adding a citizen science component to your higher ed course? The following videos may help get you started. These events were designed to help you as you think about creating online or face-to-face learning experiences for undergraduates and offer tangible tips for incorporating citizen science into any curriculum. University faculty from a variety of disciplines share their wisdom and encouragement with anyone thinking of adding or expanding their use of citizen science in the classroom. See below for event descriptions and links to recordings and slides. Roundtable: Using Citizen Science in Higher Education View Recording View Slides Citizen…
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Using Citizen Science in Higher Education

Using Citizen Science in Higher Education

CSA is hosting a series of events to support educators using citizen science in higher education. These events are designed to help you as you think about creating online or face-to-face learning experiences for undergraduates and connect you to a community of others doing the same. Each event is hosted by university faculty from around the country with experience using citizen science in a variety of disciplines. Register for these free events using the links below-connection details shared via email after registration. Details and presenter bios below. “Using Citizen Science in Higher Education” Roundtable – Mon, May 11 at 3pm…
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Webinar: Balancing Citizen Science Data Collection Needs and Privacy Protections

Webinar: Balancing Citizen Science Data Collection Needs and Privacy Protections

Date: Friday, January 24, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM ESTRegister here: http://bit.ly/CSAwebinarPrivacy  The Law and Policy Working Group will be presenting another webinar in their ongoing series. This webinar will focus on privacy and citizen science. Privacy discussions tend to revolve around the implications of passive collection of individuals’ data. What is often overlooked, however, is the different phenomenon of the active sharing of data within the framework of Citizen Science projects. Starting from this premise, this webinar will explore  – from the perspectives of academic researchers, practitioners, and project leaders – what are the challenges of meeting…
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Water Quality Monitoring Webinars

Water Quality Monitoring Webinars

CSA will be hosting two webinars this month for the National Water Quality Monitoring Council. It was with great sadness that the Advisory Committee for Water Information (a Federal Advisory Committee Act entity) was moved to administrative inactive status until further notice, which included the National Water Quality Monitoring Council (Council). The Council, which existed for 23 years to help coordinate, communicate, and collaborate around the assessment of our nation’s waters, was home to the national volunteer monitoring work group. The volunteer monitoring work group hosted a webinar series for practitioners and interested folks in aquatic citizen science (webinar archives…
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Citizen Science Month Webinar

Citizen Science Month Webinar

How do we get potential citizen science contributors (the public) more comfortable with participating in real science projects when they have not ‘done’ science since high school, and even then, in a controlled environment? What is important for certain communities, or the general public, to know about your studies, and how can you create mutually beneficial projects?  Register Here SciStarter, Arizona State University Library, and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society know that people are interested in learning about and contributing to science that addresses a variety of topics, local to global in scale. In this webinar,…
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CSA Webinar: Approaching Informed Consent in Citizen Science: Legal and Ethical Issues

CSA Webinar: Approaching Informed Consent in Citizen Science: Legal and Ethical Issues

Register Here Presented by the Law and Policy Working Group and Ethics Working Group Date: Friday, November 22, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM EST How do we know when citizen science contributors consent to participation in a research project? What are the risks to citizen science contributors (e..g, privacy and security) and citizen science project owners, respectively? Sometimes citizen science research is subject to federal regulations related to consent, and sometimes it is not. In this webinar, we will briefly review the laws, regulations, and ethical perspectives on informed consent in the United States. Specifically, this webinar will…
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Law & Policy Working Group Hosts Webinar to Launch Question Submission Tool

Law & Policy Working Group Hosts Webinar to Launch Question Submission Tool

By Shaun Goho, George Wyeth, and Lea Shanley, CSA Law and Policy Working Group Lea Shanley, Shaun Goho, and George Wyeth. Photos courtesy of authors. Citizen science practitioners can run into a variety of questions about the laws that affect how they can conduct their work, and how their data may be used by government agencies or courts.  For example, citizen scientists may want to know whether they need to get a permit before gathering data in state parks, whether there are limits on what activities they can carry out near pollution sources designated as “critical infrastructure,” or what data…
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Summer Webinar Series

Summer Webinar Series

We are pleased to be hosting three engaging webinars in the month of June, two from organizational partners, and one from our Ethics Working Group. Webinars are one way that the CSA works to engage citizen science practitioners through the sharing of tools, tips, and reflections that highlight best practices and emerging issues in citizen science. These FREE Webinars are available to all - please register via the links below to confirm your place and receive access instructions. Details below. SciStarter Education: a New EdTech Platform for School Districts and Universities Register Here Monday June 10th, 2pm EST Reflecting on…
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How to Make Your Research Transparent

How to Make Your Research Transparent

You are invited to a free webinar. Noon EST on 31 January 2019, with Chris Santos-Lang This webinar is a practical how-to demonstrating some of the latest technologies developed to satisfy the transparency principles in the European Citizen Science Association's Ten Principles of Citizen Science and the DIYbio Codes of Ethics. It will demonstrate two free solutions as examples: One is the Open Science Framework and the other is a homespun mixture of Google Drive, Google Sites, and FigShare. Both solutions leverage PubPeer, Creative Commons licenses, and research standards. This webinar also introduces the "APRICOT" mnemonic to map the range…
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Situation Assessment and Stakeholder Analysis for Citizen Science

Situation Assessment and Stakeholder Analysis for Citizen Science

A Free Webinar from CSA's Ethics Working Group, presented by Dr. Stacy Lynn (Colorado State University) Friday, 30 Nov 2018, 12-1pm US EST (UTC -5) Situation assessment and stakeholder analysis (SASA) is a deliberate process of identifying and planning goals, future steps, collaborations, common interests and potential challenges that might be faced by a new or ongoing citizen science project. Well-thought-out SASA processes provide a thoughtful foundation for carrying out inclusive and ethical engagement and research. This helps both to ensure that project goals are in line with stakeholder needs, and to protect people and study subjects from harm. The SASA…
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