Event Title

Using CitSci.org as a Conduit for Authentic Natural Resource Learning and Engagement

Location

Research Meeting Room

Event Website

http://uenr.warnercnr.colostate.edu

Start Date

3-23-2012 3:15 PM

End Date

3-23-2012 3:45 PM

Description

We built a multi-scale citizen science support system (www.citsci.org) to support the full spectrum of citizen science program management and data management needs. The system affords citizen science and community based monitoring programs the opportunity to create their own projects, manage project members, build their own data entry sheets, streamline volunteer data entry, visualize data on maps, and automate data analyses. Thus far, use has engaged 34 projects resulting in some 7,000+ natural resource observations. While the majority of the projects using the system are citizen science or community-based monitoring programs, some represent K-12 and university applications. Here, we explore the use of CitSci.org in university education settings and present opportunities for engaging students temporally to create authentic learning experiences tied to local place-based natural resource questions and concerns.

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Citation: Newman, G et al. 2012. Using CitSci.org as a Conduit for Authentic Natural Resource Learning and Engagement. UENR 9th Biennial Conference. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Sessions/29/

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Mar 23rd, 3:15 PM Mar 23rd, 3:45 PM

Using CitSci.org as a Conduit for Authentic Natural Resource Learning and Engagement

Research Meeting Room

We built a multi-scale citizen science support system (www.citsci.org) to support the full spectrum of citizen science program management and data management needs. The system affords citizen science and community based monitoring programs the opportunity to create their own projects, manage project members, build their own data entry sheets, streamline volunteer data entry, visualize data on maps, and automate data analyses. Thus far, use has engaged 34 projects resulting in some 7,000+ natural resource observations. While the majority of the projects using the system are citizen science or community-based monitoring programs, some represent K-12 and university applications. Here, we explore the use of CitSci.org in university education settings and present opportunities for engaging students temporally to create authentic learning experiences tied to local place-based natural resource questions and concerns.

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Sessions/29