Jennifer Shirk

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Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants …

Citizen Scientists Across the U.S.

Meet people who volunteer in citizen science efforts across the country. These citizen scientists, of all ages and backgrounds, are involved in a wide variety of programs that foster collaboration between the scientific community and the general public. Through their efforts, we are learning more …

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Citizen science: Amateur experts

• Trisha Gura<p>This article was originally published in the journal <i>Nature</i><p>Involving members of the public can help science projects — but researchers …

Balloon & Kite Mapping

Balloon mapping is a low-cost way to take aerial photos using a camera, attached to a balloon, on a spool of string. People have done this from a few …

RunCoCo : Interested in running a community collection?

RunCoCo: a Crowdsourcing and Community Collections Service<p>RunCoCo offers advice, training, and support for those looking to use crowdsourcing in all …

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Just Beyond the Textbook: Why the Best Classroom Labs Are Real Labs

<i>This post was written by 17-year-old Catherine Wong, a finalist in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's most prestigious high school science research competition. Catherine built two prototypes for new wireless, mobile-phone-based telemedicine devices -- a Bluetooth-enabled</i> …

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Atheist Shoemaker Loses Faith In U.S. Mail

In late 2012, a "cadre of shoemakers & artists in Berlin, Germany, who make ridiculously comfortable, Bauhaus-inspired shoes" decided to test a hypothesis. They'd noticed that some of their customers in the United States were experiencing delays and other problems receiving their shipments. They …

International Citizen Science for Indian Tiger Conservation | CitizenSci

Guest post by Kenny Walker and Ashwin Naidu, with Ashley R. Kelly.<p>It’s an early Thursday morning at the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh and …

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