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Data and metadata: Reporting from the citizen science data and service infrastructure meeting in Italy

Posted on: February 9, 2016

By: Sven Schade, Anne Bowser, and Russell Scarpino With the growth of citizen science comes the challenge of coordinating people, projects, and data. But these challenges also present a tremendous opportunity […]

Introducing the Research and Evaluation Working Group

Posted on: January 27, 2016

There is widespread agreement that citizen science is experiencing a major surge, not only in the number of projects, people and publications represented, but also in interest in citizen science as […]

Introducing the Professional Development Working Group

Posted on: December 22, 2015

By Mark Chandler and Hannah Webber, and the Professional Development Working Group – – – The CSA board recently approved a Professional Development working group. Despite the term “professional,” this group […]

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Learning through Citizen Science: An Aspirational Vision and our Call to Creativity

Posted on: November 24, 2015

CS offers a powerful tool to increase lifelong engagement in learning, to enhance participants’ sense of power or agency in increasing scientific knowledge through research, and to foster and feed participants’ curiosity so that their scientific identity and interests continue to expand and flourish.

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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.

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 […]

Learning through Citizen Science

Posted on: September 29, 2015

The Education Working Group of the Citizen Science Association is launching a blog series to stimulate conversation and collaboration around how to best support learning objectives in citizen science. This is the first blog of the series.

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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 […]

Building a Framework for Citizen Science & STEM Learning

Posted on: January 22, 2015

By: Ryan Collay, Mary Ford, Sandra Henderson, Eric Jolly, Nancy Trautmann, and Sarah Kirn Join the Education Working Group of the Citizen Science Association for the panel discussion – Developing a […]