CitSciVirtual Posters

The month-long poster session will provide a common thread throughout CitSciVirtual, and will be tailored to make participation simple and interesting for both presenters and the audience. Over 250 poster presenters and presenter teams will be sharing their thoughts and ideas throughout the entire event. Click here for the full sortable and searchable list.

How do we “poster” virtually?

These are posters! Rich visual content, text and videos, and a full month of opportunity to connect directly with poster authors through one-on-one chatting or group poster comments.

Each week in May there will also be hosted, thematic collaboration sessions highlighting different topics, and allowing presenters to engage with each other and with CitSciVirtual participants.

Below is a list and description of collaborative sessions (you can also see these in our interactive calendar).

Collaborative poster sessions by topic and date:

Tuesday, May 4

12-1:00pm US ET Environmental Justice: These posters highlight projects and best practices for work at the intersection of citizen science and environmental justice. They explore connections among communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards, policy, and research, with a focus on work that centers community voices and input.

Wednesday, May 5

2:30pm – 3:30pm Volunteer Learning and Engagement: These posters explore the ways that volunteer learning and development can be embedded in citizen science projects. They highlight creative ways to engage volunteers, best practices to attain volunteer learning outcomes, and ways to improve volunteer recruitment and retention.

2:30pm – 3:30pm Project Structure, Design, and Management: This diverse groups of posters explores the wide variety of what effective citizen science projects can look like. They include examples of innovative projects, best practices that work across many projects, and creative ways that projects have adapted to challenging circumstances. There are also lots of lessons learned to help the citizen science community improve as we continue to grow and move forward.

Thursday, May 6

12:00pm – 1:00pm Youth Engagement: These posters highlight the unique considerations for designing and implementing citizen science projects for young participants. These projects involve both classroom-based projects and those that happen in out-of-school settings. These posters explore best practices and lessons learned from engaging students and teachers that can help move the field forward.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Data & Data Management: These posters are focused on best practices for collecting and managing data from citizen science projects. They explore ways that data can be shared throughout the citizen science community, was well as with participants and stakeholders. The also highlight projects that are engaging participants with data analysis in innovative ways.

1:30pm – 2:30pm Community Engagement: These posters include examples of community science and grassroots engagement in the research process. The work highlighted here provide best practices for engaging a range of communities and provide unique perspectives on what citizen science can look like and how it can be done effectively.

Tuesday, May 11

12:00-1:00pm Volunteer Learning & Engagement: These posters explore the ways that volunteer learning and development can be embedded in citizen science projects. They highlight creative ways to engage volunteers, best practices to attain volunteer learning outcomes, and ways to improve volunteer recruitment and retention.

12:00-1:00pm Project Structure Design & Management: This diverse groups of posters explores the wide variety of what effective citizen science projects can look like. They include examples of innovative projects, best practices that work across many projects, and creative ways that projects have adapted to challenging circumstances. There are also lots of lessons learned to help the citizen science community improve as we continue to grow and move forward.

5:00pm-6:00pm Public Health (Australia/Asia Session): WhenTue, May 11, 5pm – 6pmDescriptionThese posters highlight projects that engage citizen scientists in efforts to better understand and improve public health around the world. These projects look at collaborations between researchers and volunteers to improve the health and well-being of communities.

Wednesday, May 12

2:30pm-3:30pm Project Structure Design & Management: This diverse groups of posters explores the wide variety of what effective citizen science projects can look like. They include examples of innovative projects, best practices that work across many projects, and creative ways that projects have adapted to challenging circumstances. There are also lots of lessons learned to help the citizen science community improve as we continue to grow and move forward.

2:30pm-3:30pm Environmental Monitoring: These posters highlight projects that engage citizen scientists to monitor environmental change and span monitoring efforts that range from streams to noise pollution to frogs. They look at new tools to engage participants, share best practices, and ways that monitoring is being used to inform research and policy initiatives.

Friday, May 14

12:00pm-1:00pm Data & Data Management: These posters are focused on best practices for collecting and managing data from citizen science projects. They explore ways that data can be shared throughout the citizen science community, was well as with participants and stakeholders. The also highlight projects that are engaging participants with data analysis in innovative ways.

12:00pm-1:00pm Environmental Monitoring: These posters highlight projects that engage citizen scientists to monitor environmental change and span monitoring efforts that range from streams to noise pollution to frogs. They look at new tools to engage participants, share best practices, and ways that monitoring is being used to inform research and policy initiatives.

1:30pm-2:30pm Inclusion, Equity, & Access: These posters highlight efforts to make citizen science more inclusive and equitable. The provide examples of projects that are working to be accessible to more audiences, meet people where they are, and engage people who are underrepresented in many science, math, and engineering fields. They also explore best practices and ways to design more inclusive and equitable projects.

1:30pm-2:30pm Volunteer Learning & Engagement: These posters explore the ways that volunteer learning and development can be embedded in citizen science projects. They highlight creative ways to engage volunteers, best practices to attain volunteer learning outcomes, and ways to improve volunteer recruitment and retention.

Tuesday, May 18

12:00-1:00pm Public Health: These posters highlight projects that engage citizen scientists in efforts to better understand and improve public health around the world. These projects look at collaborations between researchers and volunteers to improve the health and well-being of communities.

12:00-1:00pm Project Structure Design & Management: This diverse groups of posters explores the wide variety of what effective citizen science projects can look like. They include examples of innovative projects, best practices that work across many projects, and creative ways that projects have adapted to challenging circumstances. There are also lots of lessons learned to help the citizen science community improve as we continue to grow and move forward.

2:30pm-3:30pm Youth Engagement: These posters highlight the unique considerations for designing and implementing citizen science projects for young participants. These projects involve both classroom-based projects and those that happen in out-of-school settings. These posters explore best practices and lessons learned from engaging students and teachers that can help move the field forward.

2:30pm-3:30pm Project Structure Design & Management: This diverse groups of posters explores the wide variety of what effective citizen science projects can look like. They include examples of innovative projects, best practices that work across many projects, and creative ways that projects have adapted to challenging circumstances. There are also lots of lessons learned to help the citizen science community improve as we continue to grow and move forward.

Thursday, May 20

12:00-1:00pm Ethics: These posters explore best practices for ethical practices in citizen science. They highlight work that is being done to develop best practices for sharing data, sharing credit, and designing programs that protect the privacy and interests of participants and communities.

12:00-1:00pm Sustainable Development and Food Security: These posters highlight work that engages citizen scientists in efforts to have a more sustainable planet. The projects described here range from efforts to curtail food waste and look at how citizen science can move towards smart cities. These posters also examine the ways that citizen science is being used to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

1:30pm-2:30pm Inclusion, Equity, & Access: These posters highlight efforts to make citizen science more inclusive and equitable. The provide examples of projects that are working to be accessible to more audiences, meet people where they are, and engage people who are underrepresented in many science, math, and engineering fields. They also explore best practices and ways to design more inclusive and equitable projects.

Tuesday, May 25

12:00-1:00pm Collaboration & Partnerships: These posters include information and examples of best practices for working across and among groups. This includes ways to share resources, coordinating citizen science efforts across a region, and engaging with local and national governments. The work highlighted here also explores ways to effectively engage groups and organizations that often have very different missions and perspectives.

12:00-1:00pm Youth Engagement: These posters highlight the unique considerations for designing and implementing citizen science projects for young participants. These projects involve both classroom-based projects and those that happen in out-of-school settings. These posters explore best practices and lessons learned from engaging students and teachers that can help move the field forward.

Wednesday, May 26

2:30pm-3:30pm Undergraduate Engagement: These posters highlight the unique considerations for designing and implementing citizen science projects for young participants. These projects involve both classroom-based projects and those that happen in out-of-school settings. These posters explore best practices and lessons learned from engaging students and teachers that can help move the field forward.