Handbook of Citizen Science in Ecology and Conservation

Handbook of Citizen Science in Ecology and Conservation

Wondering if citizen science is the right approach to answer your conservation questions? Realizing you could use more people-power to study ecology in your area? Feeling a little lost about how or where to get started? Designing a new citizen science project is not an easy task. It helps to have a team of people

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How to Get a Better Picture of Mountain Goats with Community Science

With the help of the larger U.S.-Canada community, a team of scientists has sought to understand how an alpine mammal sheds its winter coat. Cover Image: A camera trap on loan to Dr. Kate Nowak from WCS Canada captures a billy mountain goat at Pooly Canyon, Yukon, Canada What do goat hair, climate change, and

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Citizen Science meets Livelihoods: Co-producing knowledge in Wyoming cattle country

Weighing cattle with the Thunder Basin Grassland Prairie Ecosystem Association team.

I first met Monte early one morning in the sun-bleached heat of mid-summer, 2018. Monte’s family owns a ranch in Thunder Basin- a huge expanse of rangeland and prairie grassland in north central and northeastern Wyoming where there are more pronghorn and cows than people. Monte and his family have been stewards of these large

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Earth Challenge 2020: A Global Citizen Science Experience for Good

Earth Day looks a little different this year, but Earth Challenge 2020 is making sure nobody misses out on the action In a day and age where it feels that everything is changing too fast to keep up, and the uncertainty of life’s circumstances can be overwhelming, it’s easy to question what you can accomplish,

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How to Add Locations for Predefined Sampling Sites to an EXISTING Datasheet

Rotary H2O Citizen Scientists. Photos: Raigne Burgoyne

Monitoring the same location over a period of days, months, or years is a great way to track change over time for organisms, land use and more. And it’s part of the protocols for many citizen science research projects. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for how to add locations for predefined sampling sites to an existing

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How to Add Locations for Predefined Sampling Sites to a NEW Datasheet

Noting GPS Coordinates of the wildlife groups. Photo: Sabrina Szeto.

Monitoring the same location over a period of days, months, or years is a great way to track change over time for organisms, land use and more. And it’s part of the protocols for many citizen science research projects. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for how to add locations for predefined sampling sites to a new

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How to Create Your Citizen Science Project on Citsci.org in 5 Easy Steps

Welcome to CitSci.org. We’re glad you’ve decided to start a new project. If you’re not sure where to start or want some tips, then you’re in the right place. In this tutorial, we explain step by step how to create a project and start navigating the tools we offer.  Do I need an account? Yes!

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What happens when people choose to #OPTOUTSIDE

If you want change, you have to make it. This past Black Friday we teamed up with REI and Leave No Trace in the movement towards creating positive impacts in our world. You’re probably familiar with REI’s ongoing campaign to close its doors on the biggest retail day of the year and ask everyone to

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Building Your Citizen Science Community

Cover Photo: Rios Saludables de Osa, Costa Rica You or your organization have decided to get involved in citizen science. Great! But where do you begin? Should you start by creating a brand new project around an idea your boss mentioned? Should you join an existing project and add to their data collection efforts? How

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