Next Generation Citizen Science – an Approach Focused on Environmental Solutions

Session ID#: 27039

Session Description:
Citizen science and its engagement with the worldwide volunteer community have largely evolved as a driver of environmental education and an effective vehicle for public outreach and participation. The global scientific community may, however, be missing a valuable opportunity to focus the efforts of over a million volunteers annually to more directly attain tangible,
environmental impacts.?Our oral session will bring together discussions of this second – solutions-oriented – citizen science approach. We will invite between 3-5 presenters from past citizen science projects to share their stories about utilizing this approach. Each project presentation will involve discourses about the successes, lessons learned, and reasons for engaging in this form of science. In addition, we will highlight a new partnership with a project applying this model to a large-scale data collection effort and focusing on outcomes that will significantly change the solutions available to manage a pressing global environmental issue.
Primary Convener:  Aisling Force, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Convener:  Nina Hadley, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States

  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0410 Biodiversity [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0434 Data sets [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
6699 General or miscellaneous [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Holli Riebeek Kohl1, Russanne Low2, Rebecca A Boger3, Theresa G Schwerin2, Dorian Wood Janney4 and GLOBE Team, (1)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States, (2)Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Arlington, VA, United States, (3)CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, United States, (4)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States
Kathleen Prudic, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, Michelle Toshack, Adventure Scientists, Bozeman, MT, United States, Benjamin Hickson, University of Arizona, Libraries, Tucson, AZ, United States and Rebecca Hutchinson, Oregon State University, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Corvallis, OR, United States
Abigail Barrows, Adventure Scientists, Microplastic Project, Bozeman, MT, United States; College of the Atlantic, Biology, Bar Harbor, ME, United States and Chris Petersen, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, United States
Jeremy H. Wei, Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States and Aisling Force, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States