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

Bob Chen bchen at ciesin.columbia.edu
Tue Sep 1 10:48:32 EDT 2009

Annette et al.--

Just thought I'd point out that the deadline is Thursday, not Friday, 
and given the new abstract submission system it would be wise to 
submit before the end of the day!

Cheers, Bob

Dr. Robert S. Chen
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On Tue, 1 Sep 2009, Annette Schloss wrote:

> Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:40:15 -0400
> From: Annette Schloss <annette.schloss at unh.edu>
> To: ESIP-all at rtpnet.org
> Subject: [ESIP-all] Fwd: AGU Session on Public Participation in Research (aka
>     citizen science)
> Gentle reminder.  Aren't we all glad that Friday is the last day to hawk for 
> abstracts?
> thanks to all -- and please pass this on to anyone who may be interested.
> -Annette
>> 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 efforts.
>> Submission deadline is September 3
>> http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm09/index.php
>> 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.
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: AGU Fall Meeting 2009 <section at agu.org>
>> Date: August 31, 2009 12:34:21 PM EDT
>> To: MEMBERSEXP_D at agu.org
>> Subject: AGU Abstract Submission Deadline
>> Reply-To: AGU Fall Meeting 2009 <section at agu.org>
>> New Abstract System --  Please Submit Early!!!
>> Abstract Deadline:  3 September 2009 --
>> Submission instructions can be found at:  www.agu.org/meetings/fm09/
>> A Union-wide science program will cover topics in all areas of geophysical 
>> sciences, including education and public policy.  Approved sessions can be 
>> found on the Fall Meeting web page.  Submit to the "general contributions" 
>> topic in your area of interest if your abstract does not fit into one of 
>> the approved sessions.
>> Abstract Central, the abstract submissions system, has some new features. 
>> Please be prepared for the following:
>> To access your account in Abstract Central, your AGU membership ID and 
>> password will be needed.
>> In order to submit, your membership fees must have been paid by 20 August 
>> 2009.
>> Submissions can be saved as drafts and edited before the deadline, even 
>> after payment has been made.  The final submission must be made by 3 
>> September at 2359 EDT.
>> The submission fees are:  $60 for regular members, $30 for student members, 
>> and free for persons from low-income countries.
>> ALL submissions will require credit card payment.  We apologize but we are 
>> unable to accept other forms of payment such as purchase orders.
>> Please don't miss the submission deadline date.  We hope to see you in San 
>> Francisco at The Meeting…….
>> Regards,
>> Brenda Weaver

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