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How to Use Project Manager Tools in 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: Navigate to your Project Profile As a project manager logged in to CitSci, you should

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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 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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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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Results-based Citizen Science

Citizen science starts with an idea All citizen science and community science projects begin as ideas. Perhaps you work for a city and are interested in how local greenspaces support pollinators. Or maybe you’re a researcher trying to understand how invasive plants spread. Or you’re a member of your community concerned about how activities affect

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