The Latest Blog Posts from the Citizen Science Association:


Co-designing professional development

Posted on: October 27, 2016

By Mark Chandler and the Professional Development Working Group – – – One of the more egregious sins of blog writing may well be using jargon, but it seems unavoidable when […]

Setting the table: An open letter to North Carolina

Posted on: October 20, 2016

My friend Dan once told me the story of an elder who was called to testify in a court case. When he was asked to swear that he would tell the […]

Announcement: Hurricane Matthew extends CSA Conference Abstract Deadline to Oct 13th
Category: Blog, Conference, News
Tags: Abstracts, CSA17, Deadline

Posted on: October 6, 2016

In light of Hurricane Matthew’s impact on the Caribbean and Eastern Coast of the United States this week and weekend we are extending the conference abstract submission deadline from Monday, October […]

What is a “scholarly” presentation?
Category: Blog, CitSci2017, Conference

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Citizen science allows everyone to contribute to a deeper understanding of the world around us. Likewise, multiple perspectives are necessary for understanding citizen science practice — how to build and run […]

Vito Servedio
Games, Science, and Citizen Science: An interview with Vito Servedio, Institute of Complex Systems

Posted on: September 22, 2016

The Citizen Science Association is re-energizing a series of interviews with citizen scientists and citizen science enthusiasts. This month, Çiğdem Adem interviews Dr. Vito D.P. Servedio. Vito is a researcher in Physics at […]

Moving Forward
Category: Blog, Chair's Message, News

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Monthly Letter from Greg Newman (the CSA Board Chair) to all CSA members… September 15, 2016 • Fort Collins, Colorado The Citizen Science Association is moving forward. Revitalized through the new […]

The new reference database about Citizen Science

Posted on: September 2, 2016

We are happy to announce a new reference database for citizen science. It includes a list of more than 2,400 citations, including journal articles, reports, books, and guides. This curated list, […]

Learning* through Citizen Science: An Aspirational Vision and Ten Questions to Prompt Reflection on Practice

Posted on: September 1, 2016

CSA’s Education Working Group has taken on as its mission to enable, inspire, investigate, and facilitate effective integration of scientific and educational goals, practices, and outcomes in citizen science. We offer […]

Interview with Liz Barry, Public Lab
Category: Blog, News, Profile

Posted on: August 9, 2016

The Citizen Science Association is re-energizing a series of interviews with citizen scientists and citizen science enthusiasts. This month, Çiğdem Adem interviews Liz Barry, Director of Community Development at Public Lab. […]

Educators: citizen science training opportunities

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Citizen science has long been talked about in terms of education and learning. There are increasing opportunities for educators to gain skills and find resources for using citizen science with youth. […]