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Help restore the American Chestnut during citizen science training - bctv.org

Help restore the American Chestnut during citizen science training - bctv.org | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Help restore the American Chestnut during citizen science trainingbctv.orgWorkshop participants will learn about the importance of restoring this species and how to identify American Chestnut trees in order to participate in a citizen science...
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Backtogeek's Technology Journey » Blog Archive » A smart way to save wildlife

Backtogeek's Technology Journey » Blog Archive » A smart way to save wildlife | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century”"
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TPAC Receives $225000 in national grants - Tucson Citizen

TPAC Receives $225000 in national grants - Tucson Citizen | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
TPAC Receives $225000 in national grantsTucson CitizenTPAC also is partnering with Americans for the Arts to conduct the Tucson and Pima County portion of a national research project to evaluate the economic impact of spending by non-for-profit...
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Glacier National Park Continues to Gather Valuable Data from Citizen Scientists - GardenNews.biz (press release)

Glacier National Park Continues to Gather Valuable Data from Citizen ScientistsGardenNews.biz (press release)The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center (CCRLC) at Glacier National Park is continuing to engage the public in important park...
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Open Source Food at FOOD 2.0 | Food+Tech Connect

Open Source Food at FOOD 2.0 | Food+Tech Connect | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
FOOD 2.0: Open Source Food from Food Tech Connect on Vimeo. "Using open source principles, the panelists commented, the costs of development for new technology diminishes and the rate of innovation increases, as products are open to anyone to tweak or use. This could allow for a “Kablooey” moment or breakthrough in how our food system might work better and be healthier for all of us, according to Stowe Boyd, Social Philosopher & Connectivist of Work Media."
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Research Prize for Citizen Science - Earthwatch - citizens and scientists working together for a sustainable planet.

Research Prize for Citizen Science - Earthwatch - citizens and scientists working together for a sustainable planet. | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Research Prize for Citizen Science... "The $25,000 cash prize will recognise an individual or group, whose outstanding environmental research directly involves, educates and inspires the Australian community."
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Citizen Science and Transparency Projects Among Knight News Challenge Winners Announced Today | techPresident

Citizen Science and Transparency Projects Among Knight News Challenge Winners Announced Today | techPresident | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The Knight Foundation continues to foster innovative approaches to journalism.
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Citizen Science and Revolutionizing Medicine

Love the Commonwealth Club. Some things are endless. "In this video, a panel discusses the contribution of citizen science and whether it will revolutionize medicine for the better."
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Safecast Website Croudsources and Aggregates Radiation Data on Japan | PRI's The World

Safecast Website Croudsources and Aggregates Radiation Data on Japan | PRI's The World | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
I invested in this on Kickstarter. This is exactly the sort of thing that we need to see happening. Citizen science as a mechanism to force greater transparency, and quite frankly put an end to the lying and deception.
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Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners - Home

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners - Home | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Vegetable varieties investigation (Vvi) is a unique citizen science in horticulture program designed to engage youth. Participants interview gardeners about their opinions on vegetable varieties, and submit their findings to an online database that serves as a nation-wide online library of vegetable variety data.
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Pink Army Cooperative: Join the Revolution!

What is Pink Army?

Pink army isn’t like anything you’ve seen before. A new approach to developing breast cancer treatments. Pink Army is a community-driven, member owned Cooperative operating by open source principles. Using synthetic biology and virotherapy to bring individualized treatments tailored to each patient’s DNA and cancer, faster and cheaper than ever before.
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Citizen Science

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SoundCitizen is still staffed by undergraduate students at the University of Washington, whose individual research topics help define the overall scientific aims of the program. SoundCitizen encourages involvement with citizen volunteers and school groups, who voluntarily collect water samples from aquatic systems, perform a series of basic chemical tests, and then mail samples to the lab to be further analyzed for cooking spices and emerging pollutants.
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The Promise of Syn Bio (version 5.0)

The Promise of Syn Bio (version 5.0) | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Contains an interesting mention of the Pink Army Cooperative-- a virtual collaborative of scientists using open-source methodologies. "This week's Nature underscored the challenges facing synthetic biologists as they gathered at Stanford to share their research results and assess where the field is going. There have not been any high profile breakthroughs to speak of...
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Mapping Controversies in Citizen Bioscience – Fair Use Lab

Mapping Controversies in Citizen Bioscience – Fair Use Lab | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
I was alarmed by the notion that “citizen bioscientists” could conduct genetic research without the human protections oversight of the informed consent and institutional review board (IRB) process. ...
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Teen scientists help park research - Daily Inter Lake

Teen scientists help park research - Daily Inter Lake | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Teen scientists help park researchDaily Inter LakeGlacier National Park Fund recently received a $10000 grant from the Unilever United States Foundation that will allow the nonprofit organization to expand its Citizen Science program to include...
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Moving Minds with Citizen-Centered Non-partisan Discourse - TheHotSpring.com

Moving Minds with Citizen-Centered Non-partisan Discourse - TheHotSpring.com | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Moving Minds with Citizen-Centered Non-partisan DiscourseTheHotSpring.comThe great success of this week of CCL lobbying on Capitol Hill was that individual volunteers, the citizen-based movement as a whole, and some of those who sat in meetings...
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Popke - Blog: Citizen Science

Citizen science has to be more than inexpensive data collection for traditional scientists. There _has_ to be an educational and collaborative components.
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ASCSA monthly: Citizen science and attracting wildlife - Video Journalism on Vimeo

This is a long video, but it contains a lot of useful information on conducting successful citizen science projects. Hint: It involves a lot of education, not just using citizens to as a source for cheap data collection.

"This month’s ASC event in SA welcomed a panel comprising Prof Chris Daniels and Philip Roetman from UniSA and James Smith from FauNature, to discuss the value of citizen science in scientific projects such as Operations Spider, Magpie and Possum."
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The Public Laboratory | publiclaboratory.org

The Public Laboratory | publiclaboratory.org | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
I love this sort of thing. We're going to see so many more things like this going forward. So glad to see them getting the support they deserve. We can take back control...

The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS) collaboratively develops and publicizes accessible technologies for investigating and reporting on local environmental health and justice issues.
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Customer Experience Research | HowTo.gov

Use research to plan a better customer experience. (Calling all govt agencies: Want insight into improving citizen service?
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Baby Tracker for iPhone, Android and Web - Trixie Tracker Software

Baby Tracker for iPhone, Android and Web - Trixie Tracker Software | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
A parenting app for charting and tracking baby sleep schedules, diaper changes, bottle feeding, solids, breastfeeding, pumping, milk tracking and medicine doses.
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Overview - Volunteer River Assessment Program - NH Department of Environmental Services

Overview - Volunteer River Assessment Program - NH Department of Environmental Services | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Today, VRAP loans water quality monitoring equipment, provides technical support, and facilitates educational programs to volunteer groups on numerous rivers and watersheds throughout the state. VRAP volunteers conduct water quality monitoring on an ongoing basis and increase the amount of river water quality information available to local, state and federal governments, which allows for better watershed planning.
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Arthur Frommer: Volunteers using vacations to assist scientists - thestar.com

Arthur Frommer: Volunteers using vacations to assist scientists - thestar.com | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The pre-eminent volunteer vacation is an Earthwatch expedition assisting distinguished research scientists.
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The Rumford Gardener to Distribute the Solvita GardenCare™ Soil and Compost Test Kit | Benzinga.com

DIY soil testing kits.
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