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Student Spotlight: Do what you can, where you are

Meghan Petersen is a graduate student at Colorado State University, motivated by the interconnection of health and the environment, something she’s experienced first-hand. Signing up for a graduate course in Public Communications led Meghan to a project with CitSci and Leave No Trace where she learned about the many possibilities public science projects can offer.

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Student Spotlight: Conservation planning and citizen science

Sean Geer is a second-career undergraduate student at Colorado State University, studying Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. Before becoming an intern with CitSci, Sean hadn’t ever heard of public science or citizen science. Sean’s work with our team was mutually beneficial. His past professional experience meant he was confident enough to dive into more challenging

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CitSci FAQs and Common Questions

Can I enter location coordinates that are not in decimal degrees? The CitSci website and mobile apps only accept coordinates in decimal degrees at this time. Check out this online converter for an easy way to convert your coordinates into decimal degrees. Can you system extract location and time stamp information from a photo? It

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How to create and edit a project profile on CitSci

As a project manager, you can edit your CitSci projects and manage the members, contributions and participation in these projects. In this tutorial, we will navigate the tools available to project managers and discuss how to use them.  STEP 1: Create a Project First, create a new project on CitSci! Go to citsci.org. On the

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Site Upgrades and Maintenance June 9-13, 2021

Last Updated: 10/20/2021  This blog will continue to be updated periodically during the next week or so as we roll out the new CitSci. Welcome to the NEW CitSci! CitSci is back up! You can login, enter observations, update personal and project profiles, and conduct your community science projects on CitSci just as before. We’ll

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Mountain goats’ winter coats: What can people-powered research tell us about patterns and phenology of molt?

This blog post originally appeared on the Ecology and Evolution blog, published by Wiley. It was re-posted here in it’s entirety with permission. Read the full published research paper here. By Katarzyna Nowak, Aerin Jacob, Shane Richards, Don Reid, and Greg Newman. Featured image shows one of the “crown jewels” of our camera trapping season

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Is Rainwater Safe to Drink? Runoff Collected by Volunteers Offers Clues

A citizen science project called Off the Roof tested rainwater runoff collected by volunteers. They found that rainwater can be easily treated, but does often have contaminants similar to what’s found in streams and rivers. This blog first appeared in the Citizen Science Salon, a partnership between Discover and SciStarter.org, on 2 Oct 2020. It

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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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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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