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Presentations from the Citizen Science Toolkit Conference held in Ithaca, NY, June 20th-23rd, 2007.

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Talks are listed in the order in which they were presented at the conference. From each title you can access the complete talk by clicking the tiny PDF icon, or link to the presenter's bio and abstract by clicking their name and the quill Allee.

Download individual talks below (recommended) or get the full 292-page document here. Note: this is a large file and may take some time to load.
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Many thanks to Cathy McEver, Bureau of Common Sense, for conference documentation and proceedings design/construction!


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover Documentation: Contents and Attendees small arrow

Introduction and Overview: Conference Background small arrow
Session I:
Citizen Science Challenges and Opportunities small arrow
Session II: Citizen Science Project Design small arrow
Session III:
Technology and Cyberinfrastructure small arrow
Panel Discussion: Impact of Citizen Science small arrow
Session IV:
Community Building for Citizen Science small arrow
Concluding Remarks:
Reports and Closing Comments small arrow 


Background

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Cover Documentation


























































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Introduction and Overview

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Session I: Citizen Science Challenges and Opportunities

 


Opening Talk

PDF icon small Just Because You Paid Them Doesn't Meant Their Data Are Better (Droege)



Focus Point Presentations

PDF icon small NestWatch: InterSECTion of Science, Education, Conservation, and Technology (Phillips)


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Biodiversity Inventories and Beyond: Bringing Scientists and Communities Together (Prysby)


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Citizen Science as a Catalyst in Bridging the Gap between Science And Decision-makers (Vaughan)



Session II: Citizen Science Project Design

 


Opening Talk

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Evaluating citizen science
(Ellenbogen)



Focus Point Presentations

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The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project: Merging Educational and Scientific Goals (Oberhauser)


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Models of Community Science: design lessons from the field (Wilderman)


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Yeah, but......are the data any good?
(Henderson)



Provocations/Questions

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(Storksdieck)



Session III: Technology and Cyberinfrastructure

 


Opening Talk

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When pigs can really fly, we'll build a tool to count them
(Kelling)



Focus Point Presentations

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Vital Signs open source data input tools
(Kirn)


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Mashups for Michigan Heritage Watertrails
(Lemberg)


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Information Commons/ innovating online data mining
(Knauer)



Panel Discussion: Impact of Citizen Science

 


Opening Talk

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From Citizen Science to policy and planning – examples from the United Kingdom (Baillie)



Thoughts and Discussion

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(Rosenberg, Pattengill-Semmins, Murray, and Morten)



Session IV: Community Building for Citizen Science

 


Opening Talk

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Engaging, enhancing, and expanding community-based monitoring programs (Green)



Focus Point Presentations

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Engaging Cooperative Extension Volunteers in Citizen Science
(Bushway)


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Astronomy for Citizen Scientists and Citizen Science Educators
(Gurton)


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Audubon's Christmas Bird Count: From 19th Century Conservation Action to 21st Century Citizen Science (LeBaron)



Discussion Session

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(Ely)



Concluding Remarks

 

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Working Group Reports
























































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Closing Discussion




























 

 


 

The amazing work of documenting the conference, transcribing talks, and designing, editing, and compiling the proceedings was done by:

Cathy McEver, Bureau of Common Sense.


Suggested citation:
McEver, C.,
R. Bonney, J. Dickinson, S. Kelling, K. Rosenberg, and J. Shirk (Editors). 2007. Proceedings of the Citizen Science Toolkit Conference. Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, June 20-23, 2007.


 

 

 

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