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Free workshops offered across the field of public participation in scientific research.

(From the e-list, 7 JUNE 2012. Interested in subscribing? Click here!)

In addition to the PPSR Conference coming up in Portland (by the way, the early-bird registration rate ends June 15th!), there are some great, free citizen science trainings and workshops being offered this summer. While you may or may not be in the market for training yourself, you may know of others who would be interested (please share!). And, you may be interested in knowing the ways that citizen science (perhaps even your project or a project you love) is being shared with others!

Here's a quick selection:

NEON's Citizen Science Academy Online is offering two free sessions for K-12 and informal educators, entitled, "Project BudBurst: Introduction to Plant Phenology and Climate Change." More details about curriculum, opportunities for graduate credit, and session dates are available on their website, FYI, spring sessions filled up very quickly!

For educators more generally interested in opportunities for integrating citizen science into informal science education, I'm pleased to be part of two upcoming workshops that still have a few spaces available. Sponsored by the Association of Science-Technology Centers, these workshops focus on how to make the best use of existing citizen science projects (activities, protocols, data infrastructure, etc.) to meet learning goals for audiences at museums, zoos, parks, or other ISE settings. Workshops highlight local and regional citizen science experts, and are a great networking opportunity!  We're in Denver June 16th and New York City July 14th. More here:

For those interested specifically in addressing environmental quality issues through community partnerships, the US EPA Region 2 is offering two June workshops NYC June 19th, and Edison, NJ June 20th. There are some great speakers lined up for both sessions, covering everything from funding to data interpretation to new technologies. Here's the link:


Public participation in scientific research is really exploding as a field of practice ... hope you can join us in Portland to be part of defining its future!

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