C*Sci2023 Posters by Author


AITKENHEAD, Georgia (The Alan Turing Institute); et al.
Inclusive Co-leadership: Lessons from the AutSPACEs project
We share what we have learned about inclusion, diversity, impact and trust by co-leading an online citizen science project involving autistic people, open source developers and academic researchers.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   


ALBRECHT, Holly (Saguaro National Park); et al.
Lost Carnivores: How Biologists and Local Students Are Working Together to Make a Difference
At Saguaro National Park, researchers are connecting local students to public lands where together they embrace technological solutions to understand how development has impacted 5 mammal species.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


ALLEN, Camryn D. (Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA); et al.
Honu Count: Using shell-etchings and C*Science to monitor the Hawaiian green sea turtle population
The public provides NOAA Fisheries with valuable data on where sea turtles eat and live in coastal marine habitats to monitor the recovery of the threatened Hawaiian green sea turtle population
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


ALLF, Bradley (North Carolina State University); et al.
A case study in diversity, motivation and learning among corporate citizen scientists
Corporate volunteers are more diverse than typical volunteers, which influences their motivation and learning
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


ALTMAN, Ekaterina “Katya” (University of South Carolina); et al.
Coastal Community Communication Structure to Share C-Science Data
Changing climate, urbanization, and population influx to coastal areas potentially expose more people to episodic impairments of recreational water quality for coastal beaches, rivers and lakes. Findi


ALTMAN, Ekaterina “Katya” (University of South Carolina); et al.
Socio-environmental report cards as a way to expand water quality communication
Communication of complex environmental information can be challenging. Coastal communities are more susceptible to adverse outcomes with the acceleration of climate change and urbanization impacts on


ANDERSSON, Anna (The Land Institute)
Designing digital infrastructure to integrate social science evaluation and scientific datasets
A practitioner’s guide to designing a system in Airtable to more holistically and efficiently gather and analyze participants’ observational data while also tracking program evaluation data.


ANGULO, Sarah (UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science); et al.
Stewardship through citizen science and education in the Clear Lake region, California
This project will build stewardship for the oldest freshwater lake in North America by developing environmental education and citizen science that supports existing local programs and research.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   


ANHALT-DEPIES, Christine (Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources)
Using evaluation to improve program management: Reflections on the first five years
A reflection on utilizing evaluation data to inform program management during a period of rapid growth
Symposium: Tuesday (23rd), – PM


ARCHER, Rhys (University of York/ Stockholm Environment Institute York); et al.
Failing Upwards: Overcoming difficulties in co-produced research project Youth LIVES
In this talk, the failings and difficulties experienced in Youth LIVES, a co-produced citizen science/PPI project, are discussed candidly.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


ASH, Deron (Arizona State University / SciStarter); et al.
Developing Citizen Science Kits with and for Libraries: Lessons Learned
Attendees will learn about factors that influence the design, sustainability, library adoption and scaling of citizen science kits that aim to engage community members in participatory research.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


BADRUESHAM, Nurfarawahidah (Universiti Malaya); et al.
Southeast Asian Librarians’ Awareness of Citizen Science: A Study of Library Participation
This study emphasises the potential of libraries as a venue for community-wide citizen science activities promotion and support. The findings will show that although librarians in Southeast Asia are somewhat aware of citizen science, more training and assistance might be required to fully exploit its potential in library services. The study will offer insightful information on how libraries may promote citizen science. It can guide future training and educational initiatives designed to help librarians incorporate citizen science into their library services.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


BARRETT, Tohmi (The New York Botanical Garden); et al.
Inspiring environmental stewardship in an urban landscape through science accessibility
The New York City EcoFlora and New York Mycological Society share their experiences engaging urban communities in documentation and conservation of local floral and fungal diversity using iNaturalist.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


BARTOCK, Laura (Association of Science and Technology Centers)
Community Science in Museums: ASTC’s Framework of Approaches, Attributes, and Outcomes
The Association of Science and Technology Centers’ Community Science Framework helps science engagement practitioners understand the diverse approaches, attributes, and outcomes of community science.


BATTAMS, Karl (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)
The Sungrazer Citizen Science Project
I will overview the 22yr old NASA-funded Sungrazer Citizen Science Project, which has enabled discovery of over 4,600 comets by a diverse CitSci audience including participants as young as 12yrs old
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


BECK, Brittney (California State University, Bakersfield); et al.
National Geographic Society Learning Modules: Global Citizen Science in the Classroom
This presentation will walk participants through the new NatGeo Global Citizen Science learning modules, which are available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, and share pilot study results
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


BERGER, Cosima (Institute for Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Technical University Braunschweig); et al.
Data collection with augmented reality – a way to guide CS participants successfully through a task
Investigation of how augmented reality can be used to guide CS participants to take an optimized photo for the generation of well-interpretable photo series showing changes at predefined locations.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


BILD, David (Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum); et al.
Expanding participation in science through teen-driven (and teen-created) community science
The Nature Museum TEENS program engages students in youth-driven investigations. Learn how this program utilizes environmental C*Sci projects to foster science identity, agency, and sense of belonging
Symposium: Wednesday (24th) – PM


BILLS, Christy (Natural History Museum of Utah); et al.
Way to Glow: Tales of Developing and Managing the Western Firefly Project
Even working with popular fireflies has its dark moments. In this talk, we review the highs and lows of our experience making community connections, building trust and exploring data transparency.
Organized Oral Session: Wednesday (24th)    


BRANDT, Laura (New Mexico Consortium); et al.
Aurorasaurus and Heliophysics Citizen Science: Past, Present, and Future
What are the challenges & lessons learned to sustain/evolve technology platforms & volunteer motivation long term? Can a new coordinated campaign, the Heliophysics Big Year, catalyze participation?
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


BRASILI, Alexandria (MMSA); et al.
Supporting Elementary Teacher Use of Computational Thinking in Student-Led Citizen Science
This poster will share research findings from iWonder, a student-led citizen science program, on how Computational Thinking and citizen science can be integrated into various classroom contexts.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


BRAZ SOUSA, Larissa (SCOPE Group, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia); et al.
Learning By Doing: Challenges and opportunities for school-based citizen science in Australia
The Learning By Doing project explores teachers’ experiences in citizen science and investigates perceived benefits, challenges, and opportunities to embed citizen science in schools more formally.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


BROWN, Shelby (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); et al.
The application of user-friendly tools and methods to ground-truth remote sensing data.
The Chesapeake Water Watch project is exploring ways to engage volunteers using easy-to-use methods to ground-truth satellite imagery and data products to better understand water quality in estuaries.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


BUCK , Hester (Cardiff University )
Participatory Architecture: Methods for Building Communities of Trust
The paper will present the value of using Citizen Science methods within a participatory architectural project to attract a more diverse audience and construct relationships between people and place.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


BUDNICKI, Brandon (CitSci.org @ CSU)
How do your volunteers spend their time?
CitSci is conducting a study on the volunteer contributions as it relates to research design. We are looking for early input on the types of time. Come share your experience!
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)


BURGESS, Hillary (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration); et al.
To C*Sci or not: (Re)designing NOAA’s Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project
If, when, and what model of c*sci is the right fit for our goals and constraints compared to traditional science formats?
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


BUSCH, Ayla (University of North Carolina Wilmington); et al.
Longer-term outcomes from participation in a contributory citizen science project
We share results of a longer-term retrospective participant survey from a bird-watching project. Respondents reported changes in behaviors and other outcomes that lasted for years after participation.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


BUTKEVICIENE, Egle (Kaunas University of Technology)
The Role of University in Fostering Citizen Science: lessons learned from TIME4CS project
In this poster we aim to discuss lessons learned from TIME4CS project in defining and implementing institutional changes that lead to a more effective engagement of citizens in research and innovation
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   


BUTSCH KOVACIC, Melinda (University of Cincinnati)vincenthnxt13@gmail.com; morrisej@ucmail.uc.edu; mabisikn@ucmail.uc.edu; ianj.snider@gmail.com; gertzse@gmail.com; hershbss@miamioh.edu; lisa.martin@cchmc.org
The Eyewitness Community Survey: A citizen science tool to assess local environmental health
Using an iterative co-design process, the Eyewitness Community Survey rigorously captures environmental data and supports youth’s understanding of the impact of the local environment on human health
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


BYRD, Julia (South Atlantic Fishery Management Council); et al.
FISHstory, Using Citizen Science to Describe Historic Catches in the US South Atlantic
FISHstory developed a protocol for archiving & analyzing historic fishing photos. We will highlight key results, steps taken to ensure data inform management and share lessons learned.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


CANDELAS, Frances (Sociedad Ambiente Marino); et al.
Little things can have big impact: How the work of a volunteer can become a legacy.
When we founded SAM, we took simple actions. To make a conscious contribution to the care of our oceans, hard work and perseverance left a lasting impact on volunteers and communities involved.
Organized Oral Session: Thursday (25th)    


CAVALIER, Darlene (SciStarter); et al.
Leveraging the SciStarter Ecosystem to Broaden, Sustain and Evaluate Participation in Your Program
SciStarter helps make C*Science more accessible to millions of curious and concerned people globally. Stop by our poster to learn about SciStarter’s unique model and how you can collaborate with us!
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


CECCARONI, Luigi (Earthwatch Europe); et al.
Opportunities and barriers for citizen science in digital twins of the environment
Examples explore how citizen science can contribute to, and benefit from, the creation of accurate digital twins of the environment. Still, privacy and data-validation issues must be addressed.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


CERVERO, Bridget (The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk)
Read All About It! The Power of Newsletters to Interpret Data and Engage Volunteers
Volunteers often work independently as part of a larger effort, which can lead to disconnect with results, goals, and each other. Newsletters provide data trends, and express appreciation!
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd) 


CHIKOWORE, Noleen (University of St Andrews)
‘Every small action helps towards the greater cause’: Online communities scaling up community-led ci
The study explored the role and impact of online-based community-led citizen science projects in understanding littering challenges in Scotland.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


CLARK, Gina (McDowell Sonoran Conservancy)
Long-term Butterfly Monitory in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
Butterflies are excellent subjects for early detectors of climate change due to their strong ties to the plant community. Since 2014, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Field Institute has conducted a
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


COLON ROBLES, Marile (NASA Langley/SSAI); et al.
GLOBE Clouds and GLOBE Goes to Camp actively seeking partnerships working with Hispanic communities
The GLOBE Partnership at NASA Langley, which includes GLOBE Clouds and GLOBE Goes to Camp, is actively looking for partners to engage with Hispanic communities, with emphasis on families and camps.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


CORLISS, Lynn (Evergreen State College (Master’s Student))
How Does Community Science Support Natural Resource Policies in Washington?
Community science programs of national, state and non- profit agencies rely on people from the surrounding community to help them collect valuable information.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


CORRAO, Sunny (NYC Parks); et al.
Raptor Nest Monitoring:Using Community Science to Inform Pest Mgmt & Unveil Breeding Behavior in NYC
NYC Parks monitors nesting birds of prey to inform its pest management and reduce secondary rodenticide poisoning. Community science data has also increased our knowledge of urban breeding behaviors.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


COWLING, Sophie (Earthwatch Europe); et al.
Tiny Forest: place-based community science and impact measurement at a national scale.
Tiny Forest is a place-based citizen science project at >150 urban forests across the UK – requiring a new model of community engagement to facilitate citizen science monitoring and maximize impact.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


CUSICK, Allison (Scripps Institution of Oceanography); et al.
The citizen science project FjordPhyto enriches travelers’ experience in Antarctica
Over 4000 Antarctic travelers have participated in FjordPhyto. Feedback surveys (81) reveal that 97% of respondents said participating enriched their travel experience through ‘educational’ concepts.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)


DAI, Ran (Huitong Engineering Consultant Co Lit. Kunming, Yunnan, China)
Citizen Science and conservation education in a dry tropical forest of Thailand
This study looks at how citizen science on wildlife research was adapted and taught in a remote jungle forest of Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in inland Southeast Asian Continent.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


DAI, Ran (Huitong Engineering Consultant Co Lit. Kunming, Yunnan, China)
The potential of ant seed dispersal in recovering China’s forest fragments and plantations
This presentation is based on research findings on ant-plant seed interactions in a subtropical forest ecosystem in China. It highlights the role of Aphaenogaster ants serving as potential keystone se
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


DAVIS, Cathlyn (Cat) (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science); et al.
Building a foundation to articulate and measure community outcomes of C*Science efforts
After sharing our initial research, we will lead a discussion on important but poorly understood community outcomes to ultimately create shared resources for measuring these outcomes
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


DAWSON, Michael (Saint Lois Zoo); et al.
How acoustic citizen science projects can benefit and complement traditional bioacoustics surveying
In this presentation we will share what we have learned from the benefit of utilizing multiple acoustic surveying projects types including the use of citizen science projects.
Organized Oral Session: Thursday (25th)    


DHLIWAYO, Nyaradzo (Nelson Mandela University); et al.
Community engagement pathways inform a Citizen Science initiative: lessons from Cradock,South Africa
A collaborative groundwater monitoring project in Cradock,South Africa, yielded new pathways of community engagement. The significance of these pathways in the citizen science process are highlighted.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Organized Oral Session: Tuesday (23rd)    


DIBONA, Pam (Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Partnership (MassBays))
You’re collecting water samples at 6am – but what is it all for?
Volunteers collect samples, but how often are their findings put to use? We’ve developed tools to help groups form their own questions, design monitoring programs, and bring data to decision makers.


DISNEY, Jane (MDI Biological Laboratory)
A citizen science approach for public health using Anecdata.org
Anecdata.org is a citizen science platform hosting multiple public health projects, with features to support informed consent and data privacy. This approach can lead to improved community health.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


DITTMANN, Sinja (Kiel Science Factory/ Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education); et al.
Communication within the Plastic Pirates – 7 years of involving schoolchildren into plastic research
The Plastic Pirates implemented different communication strategies which were essential for the project’s success, i.e. to publish peer-reviewed articles and engaging more than 30,000 participants.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


DUEKER, M. Elias (Bard College Center for Environmental Sciences and Humanities); et al.
Bard College Community Sciences Lab: Using Science as a Tool for Social Change
The Community Sciences Lab is a developing model for leveraging academic resources (people, energy, tools) to strengthen communities and maintain healthy environments.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


DUNCAN, Sara (Western Carolina University); et al.
Lessons from an env. health and education project using western science and cultural methods
Throughout year one of an interdisciplinary environmental health and education air quality project serving local high school students from an indigenous community, lessons were learned for year two.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


DWYER, Jessie (McDowell Sonoran Conservancy)
Sonoran Desert Tortoise Movements in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve
The Conservancy is tracking Sonoran desert tortoises, a species of greatest conservation need, to understand how human factors impact their movements in and around the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


EICHHOLTZER, Anne (Deakin University); et al.
The co-benefits of citizen science on well-being
The benefits of citizen science for research are well established… but what are participants getting out of it? And why does it matter? We present the results of a pilot study in Australia.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


EISNER, Nora (Flatiron Institute, Center for Computational Astrophysics); et al.
People-Powered Planet Hunting
I will present Planet Hunters TESS, a citizen science project that engages tens of thousands of citizen scientists in the exciting task of identifying new planets outside of our own Solar System.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


EITZEL, M.V. (Center for Community and Citizen Science, UC Davis); et al.
Using participatory data science to understand human coastal use
We describe the ways in which analysis of citizen science data requires iterative partnerships and processes to generate useful results, using the case study of MPA (Marine Protected Area) Watch.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


EKENGA, Christine (Emory University); et al.
Engaging Youth from Low-Income Households in Community-based Participatory Action Research
Photovoice is a tool that enables youth to capture and communicate their environmental health perceptions. This participatory method has the potential to inform future health promotion activities.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


FEE, Jennifer (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Supporting K-12 Teachers in Citizen Science: Let’s Make it a Win-Win!
From courses and webinars to educator guides and curricula, let’s explore effective approaches that support students in participating in citizen science projects while assuring high-quality data.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


FISCHER, Heather (Oregon State University); et al.
What can you learn from watching clouds? Measuring Science Literacy in citizen science programs
Many citizen science programs aim to increase the science literacy of participants. We will share methods and outcomes for measuring science literacy in the GLOBE Observer program.
Symposium: Tuesday (23rd), – PM


FLEMING, Craig (Musconetcong Watershed Association); et al.
Citizen Science efforts allow for greater reach in large-scale monitoring success.
Employing road salt monitoring as a framework to understanding the connection between people and place through the use of volunteer efforts to successfully navigate large scale monitoring efforts.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


FONTENELLE, Samantha (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency); et al.
EPA’s Sanitary Survey App for Marine and Fresh Waters
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Sanitary Survey App is a mobile application available for citizen scientists to collect data to identify sources of pollution affecting water quality.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


FORSBERG, Britt (University of Minnesota)
Determining Minnesota bee species’ distributions and phenologies with participatory science
The Minnesota Bee Atlas engaged the public in multiple levels of native bee research. The project resulted in several new state records and an improved understanding of bee distribution and diversity.
Organized Oral Session: Thursday (25th)    


FRAISL, Dilek (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA))
Building trust in citizen science data to inform policy decisions and action
My presentation is about the necessary ingredients for building trusted citizen science data partnerships that can feed into official monitoring processes to inform policies and invoke action.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


FRENSLEY, Troy (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Helping Make Sense of Satellite Ocean Imagery: Introduction to the SeaHawk/HawkEye Project
We will share lessons learned from the building a network of diverse participants collaborating with oceanographers to collect data on water clarity, color, and more in coastal environments.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th  


GIBADLO, Hailee (Appalachian Mountain Club)
Community Snow Observations: connecting climate and people in the Northeast
Community Snow Observations is a crowdsourcing campaign that harnesses the collective power of winter recreationists. The Appalachian Mountain Club is expanding this effort to the Northeast mountains.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th  


GOFORTH, Christine L (NC Museum of Natural Sciences); et al.
Identifying Essential Features for Successful Teacher Support For In-School Citizen Science
TL4CS studies the impacts of support materials for teachers who implement citizen science in classrooms. We share the essential features of successful support materials that we have identified so far
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


GUPTA, Angela (University of Minnesota Extension)
Crowdsourcing to community science: quickly taking action and making change
Explore 8 participatory science projects launched and completed since 2020 that address critical invasive species issues; impacts include changes to state law and efforts to save native species.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


HAFEZ, Murtza (Apadilangit; Universe Awareness Malaysia)
Malaysia Successful Citizen Science Project. Case Study and lesson.
Apadilangit Galaxy Cruise Citizen Science engages the public in astronomy research, providing real data from Subaru Telescope to classify galaxies. 2 rounds of Galaxy Cruise saw 300k galaxies
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)  


HAMANO, Ha-Hoa (NASA); et al.
Your Heliophysics Big Year in 2023 and 2024
The Heliophysics Big Year will connect people who want to embark on a personal quest to be curious about Heliophysics through participating in coordinated activities and doing citizen science.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


HARRIS, Edward (Scleroderma Education Project Ltd)
Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs: Ten Years of Medical Research as a Citizen Scientist
Medicine is very resistant to new ideas, especially from people with no medical credentials! This talk discusses my challenges and successes over the past ten years as a citizen medical researcher.
Organized Oral Session: Wednesday (24th)    


HARTE, Peggy (University of California, Davis- Center for Community and Citizen Science); et al.
Spinning Salmon: High school students investigating salmon development alongside researchers
Spinning Salmon involves watershed scientists collaborating with teachers and students to monitor behavioral effects of Thiamine Deficiency Complex in an ongoing iterative program across 5 CA counties
Organized Oral Session: Wednesday (24th)    


HARVEY, Meggie (Gulf of Maine Research Institute)
Rethinking support for educators and youth in community science
Lessons from the pandemic that helped evolve project design, resources, and relationships to better support educators in engaging youth in community science-based learning
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


HARWELL, Todd (Center for Community and Citizen Science, UC Davis); et al.
Exploring Policy Impacts of California’s Marine Protected Areas on Community and Citizen Science
To explore the growing relationships that exist between c*sciences and policy, we highlight ways California’s Marine Life Protection Act impacted c*sci programs active within marine protected areas.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


HEINISCH, Barbara (University of Vienna)
Fostering our immense biocultural diversity through c*science
We are not only faced with biodiversity loss but also with the loss of human cultures and languages. To preserve biocultural diversity, I present a concept for interdisciplinary co-created c*science.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


HELM, Rebecca (Georgetown University)
Mapping the ocean’s surface ecosystems using community science
The Global Ocean Surface Ecosystem Alliance (GO-SEA) unites ocean enthusiasts around the world in our shared goal to understand the ocean’s surface ecosystem.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)  


HERRAN, Carla (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry); et al.
Supporting youth empowerment through social science research preparation
Hear about Youth Lead the Way, a project that engaged youth in social science research to develop and evaluate climate action stories delivered to the public.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


HIBBELER ALBUS, Kelly (Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife); et al.
“Tampling” for ACCESS: Low-cost Community Science Water Quality Monitoring for K-12 Education
The ACCESS Water team shares emerging findings from a pilot year of community science workshops featuring “Tampling” across Texas, including educator feedback, program successes, challenges & impacts.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


HIGGINS, Chuck (Radio JOVE / Middle Tennessee State University); et al.
Radio JOVE 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipse Observing Campaign
The Radio JOVE radio astronomy community plans a 2023 and 2024 citizen science solar eclipse observing campaign using low frequency (16-24 MHz) radio telescopes to study radio wave propagation.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)  


HIGGS, Clare (The Rubin Observatory)
Connecting Communities: Facilitating Collaborative Science with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory
The Rubin Observatory is integrating citizen science opportunities as a core tool for discoveries. We discuss our approach to support these projects and connect to broad and underserved communities.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


HILBORN, Elizabeth D. (Bee Well Mobile Veterinary Services, PLLC)
Lessons learned by an informed citizen scientist
I use my experience of water contamination to highlight challenges and successful approaches to guide facilitators in finding good opportunities for inclusive environmental participatory research.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


HILL, Avery (California Academy of Sciences); et al.
Using iNaturalist to evaluate the contribution of urban landscapes to regional conservation goals
Regional conservation planning in the San Francisco Bay Area hasn’t considered the contribution of urban lands to conservation goals. We use iNaturalist data to map target species across the region.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


HILS, Abigail (The Australian National University)
Ripple Effect: the CSA Conference’s JEDI Culture from 2017 to 2023
Explore the iterative CSA conference event planning process to reinforce CSA’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


Huebner, Sarah (University of Minnesota/Zooniverse); et al.
Evaluating citizen science, artificial intelligence, and a hybrid approach for classifying wildlife species
Comparison of three methods of camera trap image classification (citizen science, machine learning, and a hybrid approach) against gold standard datasets annotated by professional ecologists.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   

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HOLMES, Holmes (Arizona State University); et al.
Public Health and Citizen Science: A Pilot Study of a CO2 Monitor Library Lending Program in Arizona
We will present the design and evaluation of a pilot citizen science program that helps community members collect and analyze CO2 data and take actionable steps to improve indoor air quality.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   


HOUSE, Lindsay (University of Texas at Austin); et al.
Successes and Failures of Using Citizen Science in Combination with Machine Learning
How we used the online citizen science project, Dark Energy Explorers, and machine learning synergistically to improve our science goals while still creating a unique opportunity for the public.
Organized Oral Session: Tuesday (23rd)    


IKKATAI, Yuko (Kanazawa University); et al.
“Thundercloud Project”: a citizen science collaboration between researchers and citizens in Japan
“Thundercloud Project” in Japan aims to investigate the factors that trigger lightning with the support of the citizens of Kanazawa. We report on how the process of citizen participation has changed.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


JAMES, Marie (Thermal Horse Sense Projects Arizona)
Handing key MRT to PHX’s most vulnerable: How C*Sci modality can help secure heat resilience
Can C*Sci modality, tools, measures, and an intervention help build shared understandings of the human health measure of MRT, that is key to empowering individuals’ successful hot arid urban thermal 
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   


JASNY, Micah (Native Plant Trust); et al.
Surveying the scope, success, and challenges of plant conservation community science
We assessed community science projects that conduct rare plant monitoring to examine the qualities of successful projects and foster the creation of a rare plant community science network.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


JONES, Elizabeth (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences); et al.
Paleontology: Involving the public in one of the most popular, yet inaccessible, sciences
We present the legal, ethical, and logistical challenges to involving the public in paleontology through direct access to fossil data in light of widespread interest but limited opportunities.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


JONES, Jesse (Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition)
How a small, coastal non-profit trains volunteers to monitor every mile of the Oregon coast
CoastWatch, a 30-year-old program which began with non-scientific reporting, now assists scientific partners in 3 states by recruiting and training volunteers in rigorous scientific data collection.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


JOUCOSKI, Emerson (Federal University of Paraná); et al.
Citizen Science Investigations Supporting State School Curricula: the PICCE Project, Paraná, Brazil
We describe the creation and launch of PICCE, a school-based citizen science STEM education project in Brazil that engages youth in local, standards-aligned social and environmental research.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


JOUCOSKI, Emerson (Federal University of Paraná (UFPR))Tamydomiciano@gmail.com; annacarolinasanchez@gmail.com; jailsonrp@gmail.com; goncalvesc.leticia@gmail.com; rusty_low@strategies.org
Citizen Science Investigations Supporting State School Curricula: the PICCE Project, Brazil
We describe the creation and launch of PICCE, a school-based citizen science STEM education project in Brazil that engages youth in local, standards-aligned social and environmental research.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


KIM, Ye Eun (Donga Science); et al.
Working in Teams – a Case Study of a 10-year Citizen Science Project in South Korea
Earth Loving Explorers is a project in South Korea where people participate as a family unit. This unique structure helped participation and research success over a decade, but also has limitations.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


KO, Katherine (National Park Service – Air Resources Division); et al.
Exploring Learning Outcomes from Public Participation in the Dragonfly Mercury Project
What do public participants gain from volunteering for the Dragonfly Mercury Project? Find out about learning outcomes like science content knowledge and interest in science & the environment.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   


KOHL, Holli (Science Systems and Applications Inc); et al.
Building Community through a Virtual Event: Lessons Learned from GO C3
How do you build community among globally distributed volunteers? We hosted a virtual event. This poster shares recommendations for similar events.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


L’HOTE, Mikala (Bard College Community Sciences Lab); et al.
Community Driven Air Quality Research Methods Under the Kingston Air Quality Initiative (KAQI)
The Kingston Air Quality Initiative (KAQI) serves as an outlet for community members in Ulster County, NY and researchers at Bard College to collaborate and address outdoor air quality in the region.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


LANGENFELD, Debbie (McDowell Sonoran Conservancy)
Monitoring the Impact of Environmental Change on Bats in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve
The goal of the Mcdowell Sonoran Conservancy’s bat project is to monitor bat populations in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and use results to recommend management actions.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)  


LEDVINA, Vincent (University of Alaska-Fairbanks, New Mexico Consortium, Aurorasaurus); et al.
The North Dakota Dual Aurora Camera Version 2.0, a platform for citizen science and collaboration
NoDDAC2.0 is an aurora camera project benefitting public and scientific audiences, cultivating interdisciplinary collaboration with a citizen science project to classify and label aurora camera data.


LEGRIS, Martine (Lille University, France); et al.
The successful role of science shops in bringing citizen sciences to academia in Europe
The successful role of science shops in bringing citizen science and innovation to academia in Europe. We analyse the key levers of success and the original format of s.s to produce impactful research
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


LEGRIS, Martine (Lille University, France)
Gathering communities for ecological transitions. Changing our habits in citizen sciences’ practices
We support the idea that the contestation of renewable energy projects is linked to a lack of interest for local community realities.To what extent a participatory approach based on C.S overcome it?
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


LIEN, Amy (University of Tampa); et al.
Burst Chaser: Unveiling the mysterious origin of gamma-ray bursts with citizen science
Burst Chaser aims to classify gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) through citizen science and explore whether these energetic events come from supernovae or merging of neutron stars and black holes!
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


LIN HUNTER, Danielle (North Carolina State University); et al.
a. Diversifying large-scale project participants by recruiting through facilitator organizations
b. We investigate how Crowd the Tap project participant diversity differs across those recruited from high schools, universities, faith communities, and corporate volunteer programs.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


LIU, Sophia (U.S. Geological Survey)
Paradoxes in Enabling the Federal POSSE (Participatory Open Science to Support Engagement)
Developing a USGS strategy for POSSE in the federal government requires confronting paradoxical value systems, methodologies, and regulations to conduct meaningful science in a changing world.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


LOW, Natalie (California Academy of Sciences); et al.
Forecasting change in California’s coastal biodiversity with community-collected observations
Using community-collected data from the Snapshot Cal Coast initiative, we model species relationships with environmental conditions and forecast future changes to inform management actions.
Organized Oral Session: Thursday (25th)    


LOW, Russanne (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies)
Citizen Science: Open Science, Open Data, and Environmental Science Diplomacy
Citizen science is critical to the identification and mitigation of global environmental challenges. Collaboration between citizen science projects generating open data yields actionable outcomes.


MANTHA, Kameswara Bharadwaj (University of Minnesota Twin Cities); et al.
What to ask the crowd: Efficient knowledge discovery in unstructured big data using C*Science/AI
I will present on potential guidelines to address an emerging question in the context of knowledge discovery within big data using C*Science and AI: “What is the right question to ask the crowd?”
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


MARIZZI, Christine (BioBus); et al.
New York City Virus Hunters – a community science initiative
The New York City Virus Hunters community science initiative generates crucial data on the prevalence of avian viruses in American cities
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


MARLETT, Nancy (University of Calgary, emerita, community health sciences)
Developing innovative citizen science methods in Health S
Developing innovative peer research methods and emancipatory theory in partnership with the Patient and Community Engaged Research (PaCER) program, Alberta’s Strategic Clinical Networks and research t
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)    


MARLETT, Nancy (Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary)
Science of Engagement in health research and innovation
Emancipatory social science supports peer research as part of citizen science. Existing and new theory along with adapted methods builds innovative engagement strategies and new citizen researcher ro
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


MARTIN, Kirsten (University of Saint Joseph)
Samples and Syllabi: Integrating a Watershed Monitoring Program into College Courses
The Scantic River Water Monitoring Project has been integrated into the biology curriculum. Students conduct field surveys and microbiological analysis; data is shared with local groups.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


MCHUGH-KURTZ, Virginia (Harper College)
Cannabis and Society – Teaching Undergraduate Biology Through a Social Justice Lens
Plants & Society focuses on the impacts of plants in our lives, specifically, Cannabis and Society. Students examine and communicate the impacts of Cannabis through the lens of social justice and DEI
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


MCKINNON, Jeffrey (Biology, East Carolina U.)
Citizen Science in a Study Abroad Field-Intensive: A Novel, Affordable Model for Intro Bio
To broaden participation in study abroad and field intensives, we have developed a short program that incorporates citizen science in forests and coral reefs and replaces weekly laboratory sessions.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   


MCQUAIN, Liz (Louisiana Sea Grant); et al.
Gaining Perspective on Federal Water Resource Data Needs and Opportunities for Community Science
Identifying needs/gaps in water resource data and information that are faced at the federal level and determining if public participation in the scientific process be a solution.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


MEISNER, Aaron (NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory)
Citizen Science and Big Data in Astronomy
How will supercomputers, ML, and C*Sci work together in the big data era? How can we best use C*Sci to democratize data and discovery? I will examine through the lens of astronomical research.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


MERICLE, Megan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Observation Bubbles and Rain Gauges: Seeing, Sensing, and Being in C* Science Communication
Engaging c* science communication from an expanded view, I conduct research with precipitation and butterfly monitors to gain insight into how affect, embodiment, and digital writing shape identity.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


MESSINA, Daniela (American Public University System)
WaterTAP: Student-driven Community Science Drinking Water Quality Project
WaterTAP (Water Testing and Awareness Project) participants conduct hands-on testing of drinking water samples using a test kit for common parameters. Submitted results are analyzed for data trends.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


MEYER, Ryan (University of California, Davis | Center for Community and Citizen Science); et al.
A Citizen Science Approach for Monitoring Recreation and Other Human Activities
Monitoring human activities is a critical component of the conservation of natural spaces. Our literature review examines if/how volunteers are engaging in this category of citizen social science.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   


MICHELUCCI, Pietro (Human Computation Institute); et al.
Crowdsourcing the analysis of Amyloid-beta pathologies in Alzheimer’s brain tissue
This talk describes a pilot study for a new citizen science project to crowdsource the analysis of digitized WSI of brain tissue from Alzheimer’s patients.
Organized Oral Session: Wednesday (24th)    


MILLER, Jadda M. (Center for Community and Citizen Science, School of Education, UC Davis, Davis, CA); et al.
How can community forest science impact elementary students’ sense of place?
We present findings from a study of elementary students’ attachment to, identity with, and stewardship of their place as a result of participating in a year-long forest monitoring project.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   


MOHD ZAIN, Wahidah (Universiti Teknologi MARA)adliaziz@uitm.edu.my;muadzam@uitm.edu.my;wanadmiza@uiym.edu.my
Let’s Science Up Kit for Fun Primary School Science Lesson
Learning Science should be fun for all school children.This study is aimed to construct the instructional materials for laboratory experimentation kit for primary school Science .


NARAYANAN, Sunny (Florida State University); et al.
Citizen Science Investigation of the Cardiovascular Space Biology Literature
Systematic review of the cardiovascular space biology literature completed by volunteer citizen scientists from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


NARRAWAY, Claire (Earthwatch Europe)
Broadening delivery of community science by working with university student conservation societies.
Delivering largescale community science can be prohibitively costly & staff intensive. ECOSOCS supports university students to lead community monitoring of an urban nature-based solution, Tiny Forest.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


NEWMAN, Gregory (CitSci)
15+ Years of C*Science and Beyond
What has the past 15 years of C*Science looked like? What have been the dominate themes? How have these themes shaped where we are today and where we are heading in the future?
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)    


O’NEILL, Claire (Earthwise Aware (www.earthwiseaware.org); et al.
Keeping an Urban Forest Whole – The Power of Community-driven GIS-focused Participatory Science
In Massachusetts, a community has formed around co-creative participatory science using a novel integration of land use, biodiversity, and climate documentation data to help save their forest.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


ONYEAHIALAM, Anthonia (Aberystwyth University)
Citizen Science as a tool to promote regenerative tourism: Case study of Coastal Upland Wales
I present a guidance model on the role of citizen science in promoting regenerative tourism in coastal uplands of Wales with tourism infrastructure that are less visited due to their remote nature.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)    


OSCHRIN, Emma (Budburst, Chicago Botanic Garden); et al.
Budburst Milkweeds & Monarchs: Connecting with communities & challenges to data collection
Budburst researches monarch egg-laying patterns with our Milkweeds and Monarchs project. We’ve built partnerships with community organizations but face challenges when trying to collect quality data.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


PATTENGILL-SEMMENS, Christy (Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF))
A Clearer Picture: how digital cameras have changed citizen science marine life surveys
The evolution of cameras and other technologies has enabled diving citizen scientists to record and identify species well after they are out of the water, bringing a new wave of discoveries.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


PATTERSON, Andrew (Bard College Community Sciences Lab); et al.
Emergency Air & Water Filter Assistance for Public Housing Residents
We provide emergency air & water filters for public housing tenants experiencing indoor air and water issues while also collecting samples to use in broader efforts to make long-term social change.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


PÉREZ-GARAY, Rodrigo (Pérez-Garay); et al.
Citizen Science methodologies applied in the Pillanmapu Geopark Project
Through participatory cartographies, the relevance perceived by the community in terms of territorial management, sustainable development and natural and cultural heritage will be determined.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


PETER, Franziska (Universitat de Barcelona); et al.
Digital platforms in Citizen Social Science
The project investigates social support networks as key to mental health together with citizens with personal experience in mental health who shape and harvest a digital tool for their empowerment.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


PHILIPPOFF, Joanna (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Engaging Elementary Teachers and Students in Rocky Intertidal Science In Hawai‘i
This project shares the successes and challenges of a re-envisioning, for an elementary audience, a successful secondary program that monitors intertidal areas in Hawaii.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


PHUKAN, Sagarmoy (Stockholm Environment Institute at York, University of York); et al.
Understanding the current scenario & future directions of environmental citizen science in India
The study presents how CS is emerging as a tool for environmental monitoring & decision-making in India. It maps the current applications of CS & analysis of actions needed to scale up their use.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


PORTIER, Evan (Sierra Streams Institute); et al.
Connecting Elementary Students, Teachers, Foresters to Design Community and Citizen Science at Scale
We present the process and outcomes of designing a forest monitoring program for 3rd-5th grade classes county-wide connecting teachers and students to stakeholders in their community in California.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


POSTHUMUS, Erin (USA National Phenology Network); et al.
Is short and sweet best? What we learned about email communication
An evaluation revealed that campaign messages increase participation. Further, more detailed messages including visualizations resulted in higher rates of participation than short, simple messages.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


REED, Michael (Detroit Zoological Society); et al.
Citizen Science can go a long way to bringing about equity in the STEM focus Classroom.
There is often a perception that there are large populations of children who will not be engaged by any type of STEM Education.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


ROCHE, Abby J. (University of Maine ); et al.
Practicing Participation: Action Research to Promote Participatory Science Communication within CS
We describe how an action research methodology can promote participatory science communication within a CS initiative.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


ROGERSON, Tina (Science Systems & Applications, NASA LaRC GLOBE Clouds)
Opening science by pairing citizen scientist observations of clouds with satellite imagery.
Opening science by pairing citizen scientist observations of clouds with satellite imagery. The NASA GLOBE Clouds team reaches one million matches, success and lessons learned.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


ROSENTHAL, Isaac (University of Massachusetts Boston); et al.
Evaluation of A Citizen Science-Based Activity About Climate Change in the Undergraduate Classroom
We created and evaluated an undergraduate classroom activity which spotlights an online kelp forest mapping citizen science project to enhance students’ scientific and data literacy.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


SALES, Hillarie (Oregon DEQ)
AQ Curriculum: Teaching the youth of Oregon the importance of air quality
Youth are the future for citizen science efforts and can become empowered through learning about and participating in air quality programs.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th) 


SANKAR, Ramanakumar (University of Minnesota); et al.
Hey JuDE (take a big dataset and make it better): lessons learnt from volunteer-led data exploration
We present JunoCam Data Explorer, an exploration tool for volunteers to use. We present the feedback from volunteers and lessons learnt in applying such a tool across the wider Zooniverse ecosystem.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


SCHNELLER-MCDONALD, Karen (Saw Kill Watershed Community); et al.
Watershed protection: learning to use science to inspire community action
The Saw Kill Watershed Community explores new ways to improve environmental protection. Since 2015, we’ve engaged citizens in science-based projects emphasizing connections to watershed and community.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


SCRANTON, Alexandra (Women’s Voices for the Earth)
Toxic Tampons? Toxic Pads? Let’s find out! A citizen science field study.
A citizen participation field study to take and submit photographs of period product packages (pads, tampons etc.) to collect data on newly disclosed ingredients.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


SEMENZIN, Chiara (); et al.
Towards large-scale data annotation of audio from wearables
Citizen scientists successfully classified infant speech on a public platform, similar to lab-trained annotators. Results were accurate and descriptors correlated strongly
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   


SHEEHAN, Nancy (Journey North, UW-Madison Arboretum); et al.
Opening Pandora’s Box: lessons learned from two website redesign projects
Welcoming websites are vital to volunteer recruitment and retention. Journey North & USA National Phenology Network Program coordinators will present lessons learned from website redesign projects.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    


SHOER, Rebecca (Stone Living Lab); et al.
Coastal Communities and Climate Change: Piloting Public Science in Boston Harbor
The Stone Living Lab pilots public-based science project annually with local residents and community members. Participants collect novel data, piloted new protocols, and connect local habitats.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


SIMON, Molly (Arizona State University ); et al.
Citizen Science as a Tool to Improve Data and Research Literacy in the Undergraduate Classroom
Citizen science projects can be used in a variety of undergraduate classroom contexts to increase students’ data literacy skills and as an opportunity to get involved in academic research.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


SLIPSKI, Marek (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology); et al.
Citizen Science in NASA Planetary Science: Lessons Learned from the Cloudspotting on Mars Project
Cloudspotting on Mars centers on analyzing data acquired by the Mars Climate Sounder on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. We will present challenges encountered and successes achieved.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


SMITH, Alia (Colorado State University ); et al.
Citizen Science Empowers Participants for Future Research
After a National Park based citizen science experience, a diverse group of undergraduate students felt more capable of doing and leading research in sustainability and ecology related fields.
Symposium: Wednesday (24th) – PM


SMITH, Gwen (CHARRS (Community Health Aligning Revitalization Resilience & Sustainability)
Project REMOVE: identifying opportunities for community deposits through radon gas health messaging
This presentation will discuss community researcher’s participation in surveys and data collection and the resulting community deposits.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th) 


Scaling Deep: the impacts of citizen science and liasion metrics in Atlanta
This presentation is about the connection,application, and action of engagement of community to the sciences and solving problems that effect them,like climate change and Urban Heat.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th) 


SPARROW, Elena B. (International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks); et al.
Community Based Monitoring of Alaskan Arctic Changes
The Alaska Arctic Observatory and Knowledge Hub, a collaboration of Indigenous coastal communities and academic researchers tracks shifting Arctic environmental conditions and supports community priorities.
Symposium: Wednesday (24th) – PM


SPERA, Alessio Livio (APRE – Agency for the Promotion of European Research); et al.
Driving institutional changes in Research Performing Organisations to support CS
Transforming research institutions promoting CS: TIME4CS’ methodology, conditions enabling institutional transformation of RPOs, indicators and the framework developed for institutional changes in CS.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


SPIERS, Helen (The Francis Crick Institute); et al.
Electron microscopy image analysis with online citizen science and machine learning
We present our work with citizen scientists to annotate diverse subcellular structures in electron microscopy images through ‘The Etchiverse’ series of Zooniverse projects.
Organized Oral Session: Wednesday (24th)    


SPRINKS, James (Earthwatch Europe); et al.
CHEERS: Using citizen science to evaluate the impact of sustainable practices on the environment
The environmental impact of industry can be broad and wide-reaching, and therefore difficult to measure. Citizen science can be an effective way of supporting professional sustainability assessments.


SPRINKS, James (Earthwatch Europe); et al.
MICS: Measuring the impact of citizen science
MICS provides an easy-to-use tool as an entry into impact assessment. The platform uses 200 questions to answer, providing helpful resources and recommendations to increase the impact of a project
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Symposium: Tuesday (23rd), – PM


SRAKAR, Andrej (Institute for Economic Research (IER) and University of Ljubljana)
Tensor completion methods for citizen science data in climate change
Citizen science data are recent innovation in statistics. They pose challenges in sparse and missing data. I survey recent developments, proposals of future work and applications in climate change.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


STEVENSON, Robert (University of Massachusetts Boston); et al.
Expanding the roles of community science to address the biodiversity crisis
Human activities are causing the loss of biodiversity. With community science’s ability to scale up and connect education and scientific research efforts, what roles can it play to avert the crisis?
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


STYLES, Chris (EUSEA); et al.
Every step along the way- Step Change journey in Citizen Science
STEP CHANGE has implemented five Initiatives in the fields of health, energy and the environment. Halfway through our journey we want to share the steps we have taken and our recommendations.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


SULEIMAN, Samuel (Sociedad Ambiente Marino); et al.
Under the increasingly frequent threats of the climate change effects, coastal communities have found in citizen science the essential tools to mitigate and adapt their communities in a relevant way.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


TEJWANI , Jaclyn (WestEd); et al.
Evaluating Citizen Science Programs and Interventions: Exploring Data Collection Methods
In the proposed session, evaluators from WestEd will describe the various methods to evaluate Citizen Scientist Project initiatives with California State University, Bakersfield.
Symposium: Tuesday (23rd), – PM


TEWKSBURY, Taylor (University of Montana)
Our Loons: Place Attachment and Motivations within a Long-Running Community-Based Monitoring Program
How does a person’s attachment to place impact their involvement in a wildlife monitoring program? This project explores person-place relationships and motivations among volunteers of a loon program.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


TILLOTSON, Kate (Southern Illinois University- Carbondale); et al.
A new generation of Citizen Scientists: Self efficacy and knowledge growth
To understand prior knowledge and knowledge growth, I designed a pre- and post- survey to measure self efficacy through instruction. Participants were asked to interact with a training module on polli
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


TODOWEDE, Olamide (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom ); et al.
How best can we use citizen science approach in mental health research?
Citizen science is feasible in mental health-related studies but requires some ethical practice adaptations. We present best-practice reporting guidelines to maximize its benefits and reporting.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


TOSHACK, Michelle (Adventure Scientists); et al.
Examining volunteer motivations and impact in a nationwide timber tracking study
We will explore the motivations and broader conservation impact of volunteers in a nationwide Timber Tracking study.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


VAN SCHOIK, Rachael (California Academy of Sciences)
Cloud Quest: Using community science to engage youth and educators
Science Action Club inspires wonder in youth. Cloud Quest explores weather and climate. Youth identify sky conditions and report their discoveries to NASA. Join SAC staff to discuss education.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


VANCE-CHALCRAFT, Heather (East Carolina University); et al.
The Undergraduate Student Experiences with C*Sci Network (USE C*Sci): Opportunities for Involvement
The USE C*Sci Network has many ways instructors and citizen science project staff can get involved to improve undergraduate student learning outcomes and engage diverse populations in c* science.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


VÁSQUEZ, Nelson (Universidad Católica del Norte); et al.
Citizen science to investigate marine litter and improve the conservation of sea turtles
In this project we trained participants in doing citizen science, with a focus on marine litter, to generate information on this problem and thereby contribute to the conservation of sandy beaches
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


VIEIRA PACHECO RODRIGUES, Maria Margareth (Universidade de Coimbra)
Research on the performance of Brazilian libraries in citizen science projects is scarce. Therefore, the aim is to research which competences in Citizen Science Brazilian federal university libraries
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


VILCHEZ, Amanda ()
Citizen science in Peru: What do we know? Where do we go?
This presentation reviews citizen science in Peru through an analysis of current citizen science projects, their activities, the model of participation, their target public, goals, and challenges.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


WALKER, Connie (NSF’s NOIRLab); et al.
Citizen scientists report global rapid reductions in the visibility of stars from 2011 to 2022
51,351 citizen scientist observations of naked-eye stellar visibility from Globe at Night show the number of visible stars decreased by an amount equivalent to an increase in sky brightness of 9.6%/yr
Organized Oral Session: Tuesday (23rd)    


WALTON, Tobin (North Carolina A&T State University); et al.
“Promoting the use of citizen science in higher education: A case study”
This poster will present detailed information on the “Teaching with Citizen Science in Higher Education: Faculty Fellows Program,” which is an ongoing efforts.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


WANDL-VOGT, Eveline (Ars Electronica Research Institute knowledge for humanity / exploration space at Austrian Academy of Sciences )
Engaging Communities with Art Driven Innovation
We introduce how Art Driven Innovation may inspire and enage Communities to create more just, inclusive and sustainable future scenarios.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


WANDL-VOGT, Eveline (Ars Electronica Research Institute knowledge for humanity; exploration space (at) Austrian Academy of Sciences); et al.
JustHood : Participatory designing neighbourhoods in equitable way
JUSThood is an innovative methodology that empowers inhabitants to envision the design of their neighbourhoods in equitable way.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


WAUGH, Jazzmine (University of Washington); et al.
Citizen Science Demographics: A Meta-Analysis
Metadata on C*Science (2000-2022, 134 papers, 157 projects, 151,854 participants) indicates health projects were most diverse; females are increasing; white, educated adults were overrepresented.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


WERNOCH, Rylee (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); et al.
Community Driven Science with Faith Based Communities in the Chesapeake Bay
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is collaborating with faith-based communities to support education, youth engagement, and environmental stewardship through citizen science.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


WESTWOOD, Mary (University of Oxford); et al.
The Cricket Wing: Crowdsourcing data for research in evolutionary ecology
We probed the evolutionary ecology of a rapidly evolving species of cricket using crowdsourced data from citizen scientists.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


WINSLOW, Sara (Museum of Science, Boston); et al.
Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities
The CSCRC project engaged public participants in active learning about four climate hazards through citizen science, deliberative forums, and resilience planning.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)   


WINTHER, Cathrine Marie Skovbo (Aalborg University, Denmark ); et al.
Co-creating youth engaging strategies – Experiences from youth citizen social science approaches
The presentation frames the learnings of engaging youth as citizen social scientists. We will cover the challenges and opportunities from two cases and show the co-created engagement strategies.
Poster Session: Wednesday (24th)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   


WITHERS, Megan (South Atlantic Fishery Management Council); et al.
Reeling in Anglers: Recruitment and Retention for Fisheries-Based Citizen Science
SAFMC Release works with fishermen in the U.S. South Atlantic to collect data on released fish using the mobile app SciFish. Learn how we recruit and retain participants.
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Wednesday (24th)   


WOOD, Erica (RTI International)akondash@rti.org; rmulhern@rti.org
Participatory science for understanding chemical contaminants in tap water in Guatemala City
Participatory science and international collaboration advanced knowledge about health-relevant metals and PFAS in tap water, and empowered participants to take action.
Poster Session: VIRTUAL Wednesday, May 17th   


YOUNGBLOOD, Kathryn (University of Georgia, Debris Tracker); et al.
Collecting data on plastic pollution to inform community change along U.S. Rivers
Plastic pollution flows from cities through rivers and ultimately to the ocean. Leveraging community science to collect data at scale along waterways is key to preventing plastic pollution upstream.
Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)   Discussion Session: Tuesday (23rd)   

ZUIKER , Steven (Arizona State University); et al.
Sonoran Photovoltaic Lab: Shaping Energy Transitions through Agrivoltaics at K-12 Schools
Our Sonoran citizen science lab embeds agrivoltaics research in K-12 schools to advance sustainability and education with local communities through youth-driven investigations into food, energy, and w
Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    Discussion Session: Thursday (25th)