Author: Sarah Newman

Download the CitSci mobile app for iOS and Android

When collecting data for your citizen science projects, flexibility is key. Sometimes you need a paper datasheet and sometimes you need a mobile app. With CitSci, you and your team can do both. And you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars and loads of time to create a custom mobile app – you can

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Young Kenyans aim to establish sustainable bamboo agroecological farming with the help of citizen science

Upper Left: Caroline Wawira Njeru Upper Right: Lawrence Njoroge Chuka Lower Left: Stephen Njeru Munene Lower Right: Margaret Nyambura Wanjiru A group of young people gathered in Kenya in 2018 to figure out how to establish a bamboo agroecology that would 1) provide a sustainable resource for their community, 2) restore degraded riparian areas, and

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Six Months after Earth Day: Collaborations Around Six Citizen Science Grand Challenge Questions through Earth Challenge 2020

By Alex Long, Sarah J Newman & Anne Bowser  This blog first appeared on the Wilson Center blog on December 10, 2020. We’ve reposted it here with permission. April 22, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. While original plans of a large-scale celebration and campaign around citizen science required rethinking and adjustment, the movement that is Earth Day

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How Citizen Science Paved the Way for This Student’s Career

When Brian Fauver set foot on the Colorado State University campus as a new graduate student in 2013, he never expected he’d coauthor a paper in the journal Nature three years later. His research journey began typically enough but the work that led to that Nature publication gave Brian “an expanded worldview of what science

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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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Protect your Participant Privacy

Customized privacy options for your citizen science data When it comes to privacy, citizen science projects are not one size fits all. Project A may need a platform that supports Open Membership and Open Data. Project B may need a platform that supports Closed Membership and Closed Data. And then there are all the permutations

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Partner with Us to Write Successful Grants

Two organizations are stronger than one Community science and citizen science projects are strongest when they involve partnerships between people and/or organizations with diverse areas of expertise. Whether those partnerships are community + university, public + private, local + global, or some other arrangement, collaboration often creates stronger projects and more successful funding! Grants and

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Volunteers show their passion by collecting seeds and monitoring streams

Celebrating Citizen Scientists Spring is finally here and with it comes Citizen Science Day on April 14th! Join us in celebrating the amazing work of citizen scientists like yourselves from around the world! In this second installment of our Volunteer Spotlight series, you’ll meet a few more of the people behind the projects and hear

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The Front Range Pika Project – Emerging Science – Part 2

Hundreds of projects all over the world use the CitSci.org platform to build and grow their citizen science projects. Citizen science is the process of engaging the public in science research. Citizen science projects most commonly form around scientific questions that cannot be answered by scientists alone. In our Project Spotlight series, you’ll meet the

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The Front Range Pika Project – Why Pikas? – Part 1

Hundreds of projects all over the world use the CitSci.org platform to build and grow their citizen science projects. Citizen science is the process of engaging the public in science research. Citizen science projects most commonly form around scientific questions that cannot be answered by scientists alone. In our Project Spotlight series, you’ll meet the

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