Last week the Citizen Science Association held its first conference ever, with 600 people attending from 25 countries. Topics covered in talks, posters, panels, and stories, ranged from do-it-yourself projects to the technical aspects of
Margaret Mead, the world-famous anthropologist said, “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” The sentiment rings true for citizen science.
I spent this week in Fiesole, Italy at the Vespucci Institute held at Fattoria di Maiano. I was vacationing helping facilitate a summer course about citizen science and VGI (which stands for Volunteered Geographic Information).
Continuing the tradition of thanking citizen science for new understanding of the natural world, below is a list of some of the publications from the last two weeks that relied on citizen science. The topics
I’m motivated to begin a weekly roundup because there were at least four five cool scientific papers this week that relied on citizen science. I’m absolutely sure that there were more that did not come
Teaching scientific and technical writing to undergraduate STEM students at North Carolina State University, a land-grant institution known for its engineering and agricultural programs, has forced me to think quite a lot about what C.P.
A little over two years ago the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan was crippled by a massive undersea earthquake and subsequent tsunami. As the accident unfolded there were questions about how much radiation was being
Guest post by Kenny Walker and Ashwin Naidu, with Ashley R. Kelly. It’s an early Thursday morning at the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh and members of the Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society (HyTiCoS) are on
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