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Where can I get scientific expertise for a citizen science project?

Posted on: November 15, 2016

By Malin Clyde, with the CSA Professional Development Working Group – – – Are you a community organization looking to engage a scientist to help with your citizen science project? Accessing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

In support of our core values: A conference decision

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Integrity And Survival, Flickr image by Jeremy Brooks (CC BY-NC 2.0) Monthly Letter from Greg Newman (the CSA Board Chair) to all CSA members… May 25, 2016 • Fort Collins, Colorado […]

Introducing the Ethics Working Group

Posted on: February 24, 2016

The purpose of the CSA Working Group on Ethics is to explore and address a range of ethical concerns for which people (members of the public and practitioners) may be unprotected […]

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.