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Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research
Announcement of a landmark conference on PPSR in Portland, Oregon, August 4th-5th, 2012.
Call for abstracts, scholarship applications
Now open: registration, as well as a call for poster abstracts and scholarship applications for the 2012 Conference on Public Participation in Scientific Research.
Education-related opportunities
Current items of interest for educators, education researchers, and education innovators.
2012 Citizen science meetings
Diverse and exciting opportunities to network and collaborate this year to advance the field of citizen science.
Discussion forum
Share your thoughts and learn from others in conversations aimed to advance this field.
Conferences, workshops, symposia...
Find or share a conference where you can meet others working in this field.
i,scientist students publish in Royal Society
Novel research on bee behavior, conducted by youth, just published by the Royal Society.
Allergies, plant phenology, and climate change
Projects integrate data sets to show that earlier allergy symptoms coincide with earlier pollen release.
Assessing data collection skills?
Your work to assess data accuracy can help promote best practices in citizen science. is on Twitter!
EList update 5 OCT 2011: News happens faster than bi-weekly emails. Follow on Twitter!
Nature's Notebook
A national plant and animal phenology observation program.
Cross-disciplinary conversations
Citizen science prominently discussed in several recent conferences.
GLOBE at Night
Encouraging public data analysis yields environmental impacts.
Local knowledge. Environmental education training.
Discussions on local knowledge and opportunities for professional development in environmental education and communication.
Remembering Ellie Ely, editor of The Volunteer Monitor
Updates, 14 NOV 2011
Collaborations: a discussion, a funding opportunity, and more...
Updates, 4 FEB 2011
Conferences and Job Postings now online
Curriculum: climate change impacts on wildlife and wildlands
Citizen science participants recognized as "Climate Stewards" by government agencies, in education resources on regional climate impacts.
OilReporter: smartphones for science
Geolocation, texting, videos... exploring the potential (and the boundaries) of rapid response science with smartphones.
Learning network for citizen science and conservation
Help shape new strategies for conservation through citizen science.

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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