C*Sci2022 Ideas-to-Action Sessions

Engaged and/or collaborative sessions for building skills, advancing efforts, seeking solutions, and other ways to leverage inspiration for impact.


Monday (2:00 ET UTC -4)

Bringing Your Project’s Data to Education Audiences

with Sean O’Conner from BSCS Science Learning / FieldScope

Join us to hear how BSCS Science Learning has approached this issue with their FieldScope platform and Invitations to Inquiry with FieldScope lessons for middle and high school classrooms. BSCS will be joined by project partner Susan Sachs, education coordinator from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to hear about their recent on-boarding of long-term monitoring citizen science datasets into FieldScope.

Launching the Foundational Tool in the Toolkit for Data Ethics in Citizen Science

with Caren Cooper, Lisa Rasmussen, Elizabeth Jones from the Data Ethics project

After two years of collaborative work, it’s time to launch the first tool in the Toolkit for Data Ethics in Citizen Science! Join us to work on choosing a project’s data governance structure, identifying related ethical issues, and thinking about how positionality affects data governance.

Community data and mapping for collective action

with Co-Chairs and advisors of CSA’s Environmental Justice Practitioners Working Group including Omega and Brenda Wilson, Veronica Bitting, and Vincent Martin

CSA’s Journal, Citizen Science: Theory and Practice — what you can find, and how you can contribute

with CSTP Associate Editor, Muki Haklay

Deeper discussions with Dr. Ramírez-Andreotta


Tuesday 1:45 ET (UTC -4)

Share your C*Sci Project Equity and Inclusivity story using ArcGIS StoryMaps

with Charmel Menzel from Esri

Nonprofits, government agencies, and research institutions are using GIS to collaborate while building volunteer networks that reflect the communities located within project areas.  Some are sharing stories about racial inequity in their communities and advocating for policy change, others are doing analytics to better model outcomes.  This “Ideas to Action” session focuses on how you can get started using ArcGIS StoryMaps to enhance communicating your community science project initiatives.  A story can effect change, influence opinion, and create awareness—and maps are an integral part of storytelling.

Collaborative: Build a Database of C*Sci Funding Opportunities

with Jennifer Shirk, CSA Director

Using the EPA’s EJ Screen Tool

with Matthew Lee, EPA

Community Science in Action (Topic A)

presented by the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice & Health (CEEJH) Center

Deeper discussions with select Symposia speakers


Wednesday 1:45 ET (UTC -4)

Previewing an Anti-Racism Course Approach for CSA

with Lila Higgins and Miguel Ordeñana from the LA County Museum of Natural History

Launching the Foundational Tool in the Toolkit for Data Ethics in Citizen Science

with Caren Cooper, Lisa Rasmussen, Elizabeth Jones from the Data Ethics project

After two years of collaborative work, it’s time to launch the first tool in the Toolkit for Data Ethics in Citizen Science! Join us to work on choosing a project’s data governance structure, identifying related ethical issues, and thinking about how positionality affects data governance.

Culturally Responsive Evaluation

with members of CSA’s Research & Evaluation Working Group

Open discussion with the Research and Evaluation Working Group to develop a list of resources and best practices for culturally responsive evaluation.

Community Science in Action (Topic B)

presented by the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice & Health (CEEJH) Center

Deeper discussions with select Symposia speakers


Thursday 1:45 ET (UTC -4)

Create a community data collection app using ArcGIS Survey123

with Charmel Menzel, Esri

This “Ideas to Action” session is focused on non-developers that want a straight forward way to generate a form that is easy for community scientists to access while collecting valuable data online or offline.  You will view existing ArcGIS Survey123 forms utilized by various organizations for crowdsourcing and learn what it takes to build a form.  Plus be an active volunteer by collecting data and visualizing results.  Resources on how your organization can get started will be provided.

Community Science in Action (Topic C)

presented by the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice & Health (CEEJH) Center

Citizen Science in Higher Education

with Heather Vance-Chalcraft from the CSA Education Working Group and USE Cit Sci Network

This discussion will include the goals we have for using citizen science with undergraduates, examples of the varied ways we use citizen science, and the benefits we feel its use provides to students, instructors, and society. Resources and tools available to help implement citizen science will also be featured.

Discussing the need for biodiversity-focused ethics

Claire O’Neill from the CSA Ethics Affinity Group and Earthwise Aware

Come for an open discussion about the need for Biodiversity-focused ethics in the field of ecology and conservation citizen science.

Deeper discussions with select Symposia speakers