The Latest Blog Posts from the Citizen Science Association:


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9 things to be grateful for about Citizen Science

Posted on: November 12, 2015

Monthly Letter from Greg Newman (the CSA board chair) to all CSA members Fort Collins, Colorado Greetings to all comprising the heart and soul of the Citizen Science Association – new […]

Jennifer Shirk, CSA's Director of Field Development
Interview with Jennifer Shirk: Director of Field Development for CSA

Posted on: November 11, 2015

In our ongoing series of blog posts about people who are working in the field of citizen science, we interview Jennifer Shirk, one of the Citizen Science Association’s few part-time employees. […]

Students doing citizen science
Learning through Citizen Science: Opportunities and Challenges in K-12 and Family Learning

Posted on: October 15, 2015

Through involvement in citizen science, people of all ages and backgrounds can contribute to science while building passion for and understanding of scientific ways to investigate the natural world.

Interview with Michael Brubaker: Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network

Posted on: October 13, 2015

Here we spoke with Micheal Brubaker, Director of Community Environment and Safety and of the Center for Climate and Health for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

PPSR_CORE Metadata Standard

Posted on: October 9, 2015

Overview Over the fall of 2013, organizations supporting citizen science came to a landmark agreement – to share basic information across databases that catalog citizen science projects. The collaborative success for […]

Interview with Nolan Doesken, CSA Board Member & CoCoRaHS Director

Posted on: October 8, 2015

Meet Nolan Doesken, Founder and Director of the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), Colorado’s State Climatologist, and member of the inaugural Citizen Science Association Board of Directors.

Announcing Citizen Science Today

Posted on: October 6, 2015

We’re excited to share news from our colleagues at the Zooniverse on the launch of the online journal Citizen Science Today (CST) – a publication made possible by PressForward complementary to the forthcoming CSA’s journal.

Interview with Davis Masten: Quantified Self Labs

Posted on: October 6, 2015

Profile of Davis Masten, Co-Chair of the President’s Circle of the National Academies and Chair of the Advisory Board of Quantified Self Labs.

Interview with Kyle Cavanaugh: Floating Forests

Posted on: October 1, 2015

The recent White House Citizen Science Forum, “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People” showcased the work of many amazing people whose work we consider […]

CSA reviews proposed Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act

Posted on: October 1, 2015

On Sept. 30th, 2015, at events celebrating citizen science at the White House, the Office of Senator Coons introduced the Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act of 2015 (CS2). This Bill is […]