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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

RGS AC 2016 – 5 Years of Interdisciplinary GIS Education

This year marks the 5th year in a row of Claire and myself hosting a session on Interdisciplinary GIS Education, which was titled this year “Learning GIS: Establishing the Nexus Between Disciplines“, again, jointly sponsored by the Higher Education Research Group (HERG) and the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG). We again had an amazing line up of people sharing … Continue reading

Working for wellbeing of people and place: Celebrating active conservation volunteering

Last weekend I was fortunate to receive an invitation to speak at the Burrenbeo Trust’s first ever ‘Working for wellbeing of people and place’ conference held in the beautiful Burren in Co. Clare (Ireland). The event was enthused and motivated by all those who attended who came together to celebrate conservation volunteering and community participation. … Continue reading

ExCiteS promotes a Sapelli training in partnership with CPI-AC and Apiwtxa

I ran an exciting Sapelli training in the city of Rio Branco between July 2-4. After spending a very long time immersed in the forest with the Ashaninka community of Apiwtxa, I finally stepped out of the jungle to feel a little bit of an urban atmosphere. But not for a long time, as the … Continue reading

Citizen Science for environmental monitoring: Engagement and empowerment in Citizens’ Observatories

The second day of the first International ECSA conference introduced the 10 Principles of Citizen Science, a flexible concept designed to encourage best practice in the field. A series of sessions covered topics ranging from Tools, Technologies and Applications in Citizen Science to Citizen Science for environmental monitoring: Engagement and Empowerment in Citizens’ Observatories. Environmental … Continue reading

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