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  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico collaborated with RK&A to study the impact of its Citizen Science program, a NSF-funded project designed to involve local Spanish-speaking citizens in scientific research that contributes to growing knowledge about the Trust's biodiversity and land management efforts. The Citizen Science program underwent ... »
  • Date: 10/30/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    CoCoRaHS (The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network) is a citizen science program where thousands of volunteers across the entire country measure and report the amount of precipitation that falls each day in their own neighborhood (see http:www.cocorahs.org). In the next three years CoCoRaHS will use strategies from the "Citizen ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In the project entitled "The GLOBE Program 2010: Collaborative Environmental Research at Local to Global Scales," the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) will improve the functionality of the GLOBE Program by providing: (1) new methods, tools, and services to enhance GLOBE Partner and teacher abilities to facilitate inquiry- ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) - Monroe County, Inc. and The College of Exploration are developing and implementing a pilot project to target traditionally under-represented ethnic groups who are limited English proficient-- many reading and writing in English at the grade 0 - grade 5.5 level. The project goals are for learners of English as ... »
  • Date: 09/24/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Citizen Science Central site developed by CLO clearly meets its goal of providing guidance and resources to individuals and organizations engaged in, or interested in undertaking, citizen science, volunteer monitoring, or participatory action research initiatives. The site embodies the ideas and insights generated by the Citizen Science ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Audubon Society, the National Association of Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Earth Force, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are identifying strategies and supports that move citizen science volunteers up the ladder of engagement from contributory to collaborative to co-creative participants in scientific research. The ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) network is an existing backyard citizen science project that is enhancing the research efforts of scientists and promoting climate literacy among the public by engaging volunteers in precipitation-monitoring activities. More than 14,000 volunteer citizen scientists of all ages in 50 states ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will expand the functions and applications of FieldScope, a web-based science information portal currently supported by the National Geographic Society (NGS). The goal is to create a single, powerful infrastructure for Public Participation in Science Research (PPSR) projects that any organization can use to create their own project ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is creating a new type of interactive, question-driven, online bird-identification tool called "Merlin," along with associated games, social networking tools, and other media. Unlike existing bird-identification guides, which are based on traditional taxonomic keys written by scientists, Merlin uses machine learning ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Walter Staveloz and Kate Crawford, of the Communicating Climate Change (C3) project, describe how program engages citizens in science center programming focused on how global climate change impacts local communities. The citizen science program is a collaboration between science centers and researchers. ... »

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