C*Sci2023 Discussions and Organized Oral Sessions

Sessions by Day

Daily sessions offer deep-dive connections around common topics of interest.

Organized Oral Sessions (OOS.1 – OOS.3) are more traditional talk blocks with audience Q&A. These sessions are part of series highlighting Strategies for Scientific Success in three different disciplinary areas. You can find Symposia, Posters, and the Organized Oral Session addressing each disciplinary by the following icons:

Earth and Space Science

Earth and Space

Discussion Sessions (D.1 through D.15) provide lightning talks from poster presenters followed by moderated, generative conversations. 

D.1   |   D.2   |   D.3   |   D.4   |   D.5

D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

TUESDAY

D1. – Higher Education

D1. – Higher Education

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.124) “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.

 

Walton, Tobin (North Carolina A&T State University)
Smith, Kalynda (NC A&T SU); Bean, Anderson (NC A&T SU); Yoo, Eunsoo (NC A&T SU); Webb, Jared (NC A&T SU); Clemence-Mkhope, Dominic P. (NC A&T SU); Gates, Terry (NCSU); Byun, Sunghwan (NCSU); Cheng, Yang(NCSU); Leggett, Zakiya (NCSU); Krieg, Chelsea (NCSU)

STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact, Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.201) 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

 

Tillotson, Kate (Southern Illinois University- Carbondale)
Jennifer, Weber (Southern Illinois University- Carbondale)

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.214) 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.

 

Simon, Molly (Arizona State University )
Laura, Trouille (Adler Planetarium – Zooniverse ); Rosenthal, Isaac (UMASS – Boston); Prather, Ed (University of Arizona ); Hewitt, Heather (Arizona State University); Mead, Chris (Arizona State University);

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.303) 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

 

McHugh-Kurtz, Virginia (Harper College)

 

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Research to Action / Environmental Justice

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.326) 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.

 

Vance-Chalcraft, Heather (East Carolina University)
Terry, Gates (North Carolina State University); Hurlbert, Allen (University of North Carolina)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

D.1   |   D.2   |   D.3   |   D.4   |   D.5

D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

TUESDAY

D2 – Community Building

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.113) 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.

 

Buck , Hester (Cardiff University )

 

STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.131) 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!

 

Cavalier, Darlene (SciStarter)
Giles, Emma (SciStarter); Salthouse, Robin (SciStarter); Cox, Tara (National Girls Collaborative Project); Nickerson, Caroline (SciStarter); Funk, Anna (SciStarter)

STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

  

 

(P.316) CITIZEN SCIENCE ON COASTAL COMMUNITIES UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS
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.

 

Suleiman, Samuel (Sociedad Ambiente Marino)
Frances, Candelas (Sociedad Ambiente Marino); Hernandez, Edwin (Sociedad Ambiente Marino ); Mercado-Molina, Alex (Sociedad Ambiente Marino)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.330) 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.

 

Winther, Cathrine Marie Skovbo (Aalborg University, Denmark )
Farwa, Batool (The University of Central Lancashire)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact, Strategies for Successful Science, Building Relationships and Community Trust, Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

D.1   |   D.2   |   D.3   |   D.4   |   D.5

D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

D.1   |   D.2   |   D.3   |   D.4   |   D.5

D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

TUESDAY

D.4 – Monitoring

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.104) 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?

 

Burgess, Hillary (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Amy, Uhrin (NOAA)

STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science, Designing for Action and Impact, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Research to Action / Environmental Justice

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.125) 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.

 

Gupta, Angela (University of Minnesota Extension)

 

STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.140) 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.

 

Youngblood, Kathryn (University of Georgia, Debris Tracker)
Sheridan, Finder (University of Georgia); Jambeck, Jenna (University of Georgia)

STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust, Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.163) 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.

 

Jones, Jesse (Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition)

 

STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust, Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

   

(P.234) 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!

 

Lien, Amy (University of Tampa)
Marc Kuchner (NASA), Michael Moss (GWU), Tyler Parsotan (NASA/CRESST/UMBC), Jon Hakkila (UAH), Edoardo Antonini, Sumit Banerjee, Tom Bickle, Jonathan Holden, Sam Deen, Katherine Doll, John Marco Zaccaria Di Fraia, Hugo A. Durantini Luca, Orleo Marinaro, Danny Roylance, Jorg Schumann, Samnuel Troost, and John Yablonsky (Core Citizen Scientists).

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.306) 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.

 

Corrao, Sunny (NYC Parks)
Mark, Pastore (NYC Parks)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

D.1   |   D.2   |   D.3   |   D.4   |   D.5

D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

TUESDAY

D.5 – K-12 Education (Educator focused)

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.149) 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.



Fee, Jennifer (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)



STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.155) 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



Harvey, Meggie (Gulf of Maine Research Institute)



STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.157) 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.



Reed, Michael (Detroit Zoological Society)
Thomas, Benson (Detroit Zoological Society); Verla, Stephen (Detroit Zoological Society)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Research to Action / Environmental Justice

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.206) 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.



Brasili, Alexandria (MMSA)
Heidi, Cian (MMSA); Clark Uchenna, Rebecca (MMSA)


RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

TUESDAY

OOS.1

Earth and Space
 
TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session
(P.304)
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?”
 
MANTHA, Kameswara Bharadwaj (University of Minnesota Twin Cities); et al.

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd) 

(P.240) 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.

House, Lindsay (University of Texas at Austin)
Keely, Finkelstein (The University of Texas at Austin); Gebhardt, Karl (The University of Texas at Austin)

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

 

(P.244) 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

Walker, Connie (NSF’s NOIRLab)
Christopher, Kyba (Ruhr-Universität Bochum Geographisches Institut); Altıntaş, Yiğit Öner (Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam); Newhouse, Mark (NSF’s NOIRLab)

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Research to Action / Environmental Justice

 

(P.231) 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.

Brown, Shelby (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)
Alison, Cawood (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); Neale, Patrick (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); Tzortziou, Maria (City College of New York); Lee, Min-Sun (City College of New York)

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

D.1   |   D.2   |   D.3   |   D.4   |   D.5

D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

Wednesday, May 24th

WEDNESDAY

D.6 – Policy & Institutional Integration

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.102) 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.



Vilchez, Amanda ()



STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Research to Action / Environmental Justice

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.215) 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.



Spera, Alessio Livio (APRE – Agency for the Promotion of European Research)
Claudia, Iasillo (APRE – Agency for the Promotion of European Research)


RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science, Designing for Action and Impact, Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.223) 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.



Harwell, Todd (Center for Community and Citizen Science, UC Davis)
Ryan, Meyer (Center for Community and Citizen Science, UC Davis); Ballard, Heidi (Center for Community and Citizen Science, UC Davis); Torres-Clar, Katrin (Center for Community and Citizen Science, UC Davis)


RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust, Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.327) 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.



McQuain, Liz (Louisiana Sea Grant)
Kris, Stepenuck (Lake Champlain Sea Grant); Liu, Sophia B (U.S. Geological Survey (USGS))


EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

D.1   |   D.2   |   D.3   |   D.4   |   D.5

D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

WEDNESDAY

D.7 – Community Building

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.114) 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



Vásquez, Nelson (Universidad Católica del Norte)
Álvarez, Rocío (Universidad Católica del Norte); Guevara, Valeska (Universidad Católica del Norte); Mora, Valentina (Universidad Católica del Norte); De Veer, Diamela (Universidad Católica del Norte); Baeza, Jostein (Universidad Católica del Norte); Holtmann, Geraldine (Universidad Católica del Norte)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Research to Action / Environmental Justice

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.115) 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.



Kim, Ye Eun (Donga Science)
Jeong Joo, Ha (Donga Science); Kim, Won Sup (Donga Science); Koh, Seonah (Donga Science); Jang, Yikwon (Ewha Womans University)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.129) 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.



Kohl, Holli (Science Systems and Applications Inc)
Matthew, Nyman (Oregon State University); Fischer, Heather (Oregon State University)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.301) 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.



Colon Robles, Marile (NASA Langley/SSAI)
Rosalba, Giarratano (NASA Langley/SSAI); Harte, Tina (NASA Langley/SSAI); Taylor, Jessica (NASA Langley); Rogerson, Tina (NASA Langley/SSAI)


EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.349) 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.



Higgs, Clare (The Rubin Observatory)



EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

D.1   |   D.2   |   D.3   |   D.4   |   D.5

D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

WEDNESDAY

D.8 – Data

Title

Authors

Type, Strand, Poster Session

(P.309) 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.

Hamano, Ha-Hoa (NASA)
Elizabeth, MacDonald (NASA)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.310) 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.

Ceccaroni, Luigi (Earthwatch Europe)
Stephen, Parkinson (Earthwatch Europe)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.356) 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.

Andersson, Anna (The Land Institute)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

   

(P. 355) 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.

MEISNER, Aaron (NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster Session: Tuesday (23rd)  

D.1   |   D.2   |   D.3   |   D.4   |   D.5

D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

WEDNESDAY

D.9 – Biodiversity

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.138) 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.



Albrecht, Holly (Saguaro National Park)
Sita, Stanfield (Saguaro National Park); Rawlins, Melanie (Saguaro National Park)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.161) 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.



Barrett, Tohmi (The New York Botanical Garden)
Lydia, Paradiso (The New York Botanical Garden); Jakob, Sigrid (The New York Mycological Society)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust, Strategies for Successful Science, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.233) 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.



Westwood, Mary (University of Oxford)
Sophia C., Anner (University of Louisville, University of Denver); Welsh, Gabrielle T. (University of Denver); Lintott, Chris J. (University of Oxford); Tinghitella, Robin M. (University of Denver)


RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.242) 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.



Byrd, Julia (South Atlantic Fishery Management Council)
Chip, Collier (South Atlantic Fishery Management Council); Iberle, Allie (South Atlantic Fishery Management Council)


RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science, Designing for Action and Impact, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.243) 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.



Hill, Avery (California Academy of Sciences)
Tom, Robinson (TOGETHER Bay Area); Young, Alison (California Academy of Sciences); VanDamme, Olivia (California Academy of Sciences); Johnson, Rebecca (California Academy of Sciences)


RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

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WEDNESDAY

D.10 – Participant Engagement

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.202) 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.

 

Toshack, Michelle (Adventure Scientists)
Eggers, Jessica (Adventure Scientists); Lindsay, Wancour (Adventure Scientists)

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact, Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.237) 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.

 

Waugh, Jazzmine (University of Washington)
Parrish, Julia (University of Washington); Jacqueline, Lindsey (University of Washington)

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Strategies for Successful Science, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.312) 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.

 

Withers, Megan (South Atlantic Fishery Management Council)
Julia, Byrd (South Atlantic Fishery Management Council)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

   

(P.335) 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

 

Davis, Cathlyn (Cat) (University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science)
Tina, Phillips (Cornell University, Lab of Ornithology ); Del Bianco, Veronica (University of Maryland Center for Enviornmental Science)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact, Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.339) 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.

 

Tewksbury, Taylor (University of Montana)

 

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

WEDNESDAY

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Untitled design (27)
TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.154) 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.



Bills, Christy (Natural History Museum of Utah)
Eiriksson, Ellen (Natural History Museum of Utah)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster:

(P.101) 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.



Harris, Edward (Scleroderma Education Project Ltd)



STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Opening Science

Poster:

(P.110) 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



Harte, Peggy (University of California, Davis- Center for Community and Citizen Science)
Ward, Abigail (UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences;Munoz, Richard (CA Department of Fish and Wildlife);Liang, Roxanne (UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science);Garrett, Stacey (Gear Up College Opportunity Program); Davis, Joshua (Solano County Office of Education)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster:

(P.329) 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.



Michelucci, Pietro (Human Computation Institute)
Lisa, Gusman (Human Computation Institute); Dugger, Brittany (UC Davis)


EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science, Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster:

(P.147) 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.



Spiers, Helen (The Francis Crick Institute)
de Folter, Joost (The Francis Crick Institute); Domart, Marie-Charlotte (The Francis Crick Institute); Weston, Anne (The Francis Crick Institute); Peddie, Chris (The Francis Crick Institute); Smith, Jon (The Francis Crick Institute); Howes, Jacob (The Francis Crick Institute); Strange, Amy (The Francis Crick Institute); Collinson, Lucy (The Francis Crick Institute); Jones, Martin (The Francis Crick Institute)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster:

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Thursday, May 25th

THURSDAY

D.11 – K-12 Education

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.128) 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.



Duncan, Sara (Western Carolina University)
Frank, Forcino (Western Carolina University); Bobilya, Andrew J. (Western Carolina University); Denton, Ronda (Cherokee High School); Tiger, Katie (EBCI Office of Natural Resources)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.319) 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.



Portier, Evan (Sierra Streams Institute)
Solomon, Henson (Sierra Streams Institute); Lauder, Jeff (Sierra Streams Institute); Yan, Shulong (Center for Community and Citizen Science, School of Education, UC Davis); Ballard, Heidi (Center for Community and Citizen Science, School of Education)


EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.320) “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.



Hibbeler Albus, Kelly (Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife)
Ben, Hendrickson (University of North Texas)


EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.322) 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.



Philippoff, Joanna (University of Hawaii at Manoa)



EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.340) 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



Beck, Brittney (California State University, Bakersfield)
Anne, Haywood (Mountain to Sea Education)


EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

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D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

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THURSDAY

D.12 – Sustainability

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.208) ‘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.



Chikowore, Noleen (University of St Andrews)



RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact, Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.227) 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.



Winslow, Sara (Museum of Science, Boston)
David, Sittenfeld (Museum of Science, Boston); Paneto, Sunewan (Museum of Science )


RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Research to Action / Environmental Justice

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.318) 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



Zuiker , Steven (Arizona State University)
Jordan, Michelle (Arizona State University); Rebekah, Jongewaard (Arizona State University); Meza-Torres, Carlos (Arizona State University)


EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact, Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

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D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

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THURSDAY

D.13 – Health

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.165) 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.



Dueker, M. Elias (Bard College Center for Environmental Sciences and Humanities)
Mikala, L’Hote (Bard College Community Sciences Lab); Patterson, Andrew (Bard College Community Sciences Lab); Liepert, Beate (Bard College Center for Environmental Sciences and Humanities)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.209) 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.



Todowede, Olamide (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom )
Felix, Lewandowski (University of Nottingham); Kotera, Yasuhiro (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom); Rennick Egglestone, Stefan (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom); Slade, Mike (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)


RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Integrity in Data Ethics, Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.342) 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



Marlett, Nancy (Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary)



EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science, Designing for Action and Impact, Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

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D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

THURSDAY

D.14 – Partnerships

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.160) 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.



Ash, Deron (Arizona State University / SciStarter)
Robin, Salthouse (SciStarter); Jehn, Megan (Arizona State University); Colton, Jeannie (Arizona State University)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster: Wednesday, May 24th

(P.162) 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.



Sankar, Ramanakumar (University of Minnesota)
Kameswara, Mantha (University of Minnesota); Fortson, Lucy (University of Minnesota); Johnson, L Clifford (Northwestern University); Trouille, Laura (Adler Planetarium)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.218) 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.



Lin Hunter, Danielle (North Carolina State University)
Caren, Cooper (North Carolina State University)


RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Strategies for Successful Science, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

(P.325) 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.



Wernoch, Rylee (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)
Dawn, Biehler (University of Maryland Baltimore County); Cawood, Alison (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)


EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Practices for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

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D.6   |   D.7  |   D.8   |   D.9   |   D.10

D.11   |   D.12   |   D.13   |   D.14   |   D.15

THURSDAY

D.15 – Technology

TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.117) 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.



Slipski, Marek (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)
Armin, Kleinboehl (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology); Dillmann, Steven (Imperial College London)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.130) 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?



Brandt, Laura (New Mexico Consortium)
McDonald, Elizabeth (NASA); Matthew, Heavner (New Mexico Consortium); Hamano, Ha-Hoa (NASA)


STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.231) 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.



Brown, Shelby (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)
Alison, Cawood (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); Neale, Patrick (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center); Tzortziou, Maria (City College of New York); Lee, Min-Sun (City College of New York)


RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster: Tuesday, May 23rd

(P.346) 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.



Fontenelle, Samantha (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
Ibrahim, Goodwin (U.S. EPA)


EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Opening Science

Poster: Thursday, May 25th

THURSDAY

OOS.3

Untitled design (26)
TitleAuthorsType, Strand, Poster Session

(P.166) 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.

 

Candelas, Frances (Sociedad Ambiente Marino)
Jaime, Fonseca (Sociedad Ambiente Marino); Alejandro, Pedro (Sociedad Ambiente Marino)

STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED

Cross-cutting Practices: Designing for Action and Impact, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster:

(P.314) 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.

 

Dawson, Michael (Saint Lois Zoo)
Trincy, Beasley (Saint Louis Zoo)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster:

(P.217) 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.

 

Forsberg, Britt (University of Minnesota)

 

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science
Strand: Discoveries and Frontiers

Poster:

(P.341) 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.

 

 

 

(P.363) 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.

 

Low, Natalie (California Academy of Sciences)
Giovanni, Rapacciuolo (NatureServe); Johnson, Rebecca (California Academy of Sciences); Young, Alison (California Academy of Sciences); Esgro, Michael (California Ocean Protection Council)

 

 

 

 

O’NEILL, Claire (Earthwise Aware (www.earthwiseaware.org); Mina Burton, (Earthwise Aware)

EMERGING WORK

Cross-cutting Practices: Strategies for Successful Science, Designing for Action and Impact
Strand: Research to Action / Environmental Justice

Poster:

 




Cross-cutting Practices:Designing for Action and Impact, Building Relationships and Community Trust
Strand: Connecting People and Place

Poster Session: Thursday (25th)    

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