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CSA website changes – what to expect in 2016

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Thanks to a partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Citizen Science Association is adopting the URL and website This transition comes with a brand new web interface (you […]

2015: The year citizen science was validated

Posted on: December 31, 2015

What a monumental year for citizen science! After decades, if not generations, of collective uphill battles to validate the field–to prove to the establishment that citizen science is serious science–we finally […]

Interview: “Powered by the People”

Posted on: December 23, 2015

In November, CSA Board Chair Greg Newman kicked off a series of monthly “messages from the Chair” to be shared via this blog (see November’s message, “9 things to be grateful […]

Citizen Science Day FAQs

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Curious about Citizen Science Day? Read on for answers to questions about how to plan, share/find, or support events in celebration of science. — — — Q – What is Citizen […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Board: Kris Stepenuck

Posted on: September 30, 2015

The Citizen Science Association is a new and rapidly growing organization with many new names and faces. Some of those faces are volunteering their time to lead this organization as Board […]
Efforts underway to share project metadata

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Introducing PPSR_CORE: supporting data sharing and a common understanding of citizen science. As the field of citizen science continues to grow, there is an increasing need to document information about different […]

White House Recognizes Citizen Science, CSA Commitments, at Science Fair

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. ­­(March 23rd, 2015)– Citizen science received some high level attention today when plans were unveiled to install a new rain gauge in the First Lady’s Kitchen Garden. This rain […]