[ESIP-all] AGU Session on Public Participation in Research (aka citizen science)

Annette Schloss annette.schloss at unh.edu
Thu Jul 30 10:39:26 EDT 2009

I am co-convening an education session at AGU - please consider  
submitting an abstract. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase  
public participation in research at the AGU. Please note that first  
authors are allowed to submit a science abstract AND an education  
abstract, so if you are already submitting a science abstract this is  
a wonderful opportunity to also present your education and outreach  

Submission deadline is September 3

many thanks,
-Annette Schloss

ED09: Public Participation in Research: Engaging Citizen Scientists in  
Geoscience Research
Sponsor: Education and Human Resources
CoSponsor: Public Affairs

Convener: Sandra Henderson

UCAR Office of Education and Outreach
3085 Center Green

Boulder, CO, USA 80301 303 497 8108
sandrah at ucar.edu

Annette L Schloss
University of New Hampshire Complex Systems Research Center
8 College Road Durham, NH, USA 03824 603 862 0348
annette.schloss at unh.edu

Description: This session will focus on best practices and lessons  
learned from successful education and outreach programs and public  
engagement events that promote greater understanding of geoscience  
content and protocols through participation.

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of programs and  
projects designed to connect researchers with ‘citizen scientists.’  
The Internet has made participation in citizen science projects  
accessible to a wide audience of interested lay persons. As a result,  
tens of thousands of citizen scientists regularly contribute to a  
variety of research projects in the geosciences.

Submissions that address citizen science planning, marketing,  
recruiting, retention, web site design, data entry, data quality  
control, coordination and management, communication between  
participants and researchers, project evaluation, and final reporting  
back to participants are encouraged. Abstracts are encouraged that  
represent the diversity of participants found in citizen science  
projects including K-12 school groups, informal science centers,  
individuals, communities, universities, and laboratories.

Dr. Annette L. Schloss
Complex Systems Research Center
8 College Rd.
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
ph: 603-862-0348
fax: 603-862-0188
email: annette.schloss at unh.edu


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