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­In Memory of Gill Conquest

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gill Conquest on May 5, 2017. Gill was an exceptional researcher and an exceptional person. Her interests were broad-ranging, extending well beyond the academic through performances of traditional stories and pantomimes, to writing plays and science fiction, sailing and playing games, and to music … Continue reading

Interview the Researchers: What was “Into the Night”?

In the following paragraphs, two PhD students – Gianfranco Gliozzo and Pen-Yuan Hsing – and I will tell you about a project we’ve been doing called “Into the Night”. We also worked with Valentine, Adele, Muki and Emma, who didn’t get a chance to write this with us – you can read Valentine’s post about … Continue reading

A Citizen Science Training Day

On 2nd February, the “Into the Night” project organised a Citizen Science Training Day for early career researchers, particularly in ecology, to learn how to work with volunteers as part of their research. Continue reading

Learning DIY glow-worm making

“Learning by teaching”, a reflection on running a DIY Arduino glow-worm-making workshop. Continue reading

Learn Survey123 for Citizen Science – Community Disaster Preparedness

Over the course of the past few months, ExCiteS have been working with Esri to create a series of online lessons that not only teach people how to use geospatial tools, but also how they may be used in the context of Citizen Science. The Challenging RISK project, which seeks to positively impact people’s preparedness … Continue reading

CA15212 Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout Europe

As a fresh member of the ExCiteS team and a new PhD student, it has been a pleasure and privilege to be able to participate in this December’s Cost Action meeting in Berlin, a great conference where 90 people from 32 countries met in order to foster citizen science in Europe. Interesting talks, networking and … Continue reading

Citizen Science PhD secondment opportunity, working with UCL’s Extreme Citizen Science Group and EarthWatch (UK students)

Have you ever wondered how citizen science projects are created? Do you want to learn how to engage the UK public with issues of environmental concern? We’re offering three-month paid secondment opportunities, working with the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) group at the University College London (UCL) and EarthWatch in Oxford, to learn about citizen science … Continue reading

Forest People, Forest Elephants, and Forest Citizen Science in Cameroon

Since its initial development, Sapelli has been closely interlinked with conservation aims, ranging from resource monitoring in the Congo and CAR to surveillance groups in Brazil. Partnering with indigenous and local communities (ILCs) enables Sapelli to bring traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to the forefront of conservation efforts, empowering marginalised communities in the process. I’m new to ExCiteS, … Continue reading

A Week of @IAmCitSci: Experience with citizen science, Galaxy Zoo, UCL ExCiteS, EyesOnAlz, forum moderation and more

Greetings! I’m Alice Sheppard, ExCiteS’s Community Manager, and I have been a citizen science volunteer for 9 years. I started back in July 2007 when Galaxy Zoo began and members of the public were asked to classify galaxies. The team got so many questions that they built a discussion forum, which I was asked to moderate … Continue reading

Reflections from RGS AC 2016: Participation and avoiding the ‘lab rat’ effect

Honest confession: as someone who did not begin life as a traditional data junkie or geography pro, I was unsure what to expect when attending my first RGS Annual Conference. Most sessions that I attended were (understandably) presented through a purely academic or professional partner lens, including my own. I presented GIS and mapping tools used … Continue reading

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