• The Awesome Power of Citizen Science

    You don't have to be a professional scientist to make a contribution to our collective knowledge. Today, we look at several projects that have benefitted from the power of citizen science! Foldit Gamers FTW https://youtu.be/JdBcpdH_ptA Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Coda Buchanan, Lucy McGlasson, Accalia Elementia, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Saul, Kathy & Tim Philip, Kevin Bealer, Christopher Collins, Thomas J., charles george, Andreas Heydeck, Patrick D. Ashmore, Justin Lentz, Will and Sonja Marple, Ed Shelley, Chris Peters, Tim Curwick, Philippe von Bergen, Fatima Iqbal. -------...

    published: 20 Apr 2016
  • What is Citizen Science?

    Volunteers are the heart of British conservation. Many such volunteers give up their time to collect scientific information, such as the number of birds in a woodland, or sightings of invasive species. These endeavours are known as ‘citizen science’. Phil investigates the diversity of citizen science projects, examines their value, and shows how you can get involved. So, grab your coat, wave your conservation themed flags, and salute the trees, as we explore the world of citizen science… --- If you like this episode, or any other, why not hit that subscribe button? We need all the support we can get, to help continue produce the huge array of videos we hope to make. --- And check out our Tumblr blog for competitions and conservation and wildlife news, and our Facebook and Twitter for more...

    published: 30 Mar 2015
  • The citizen science revolution | Leesa Ricci | TEDxSUU

    Science is not just for specialists. Many new and important scientific discoveries are being made by "citizen scientists," non-professional researchers, who contribute data and observations to our collective knowledge of the planet and beyond. Leesa Ricci is a passionate advocate for citizen science projects and believes we can all contribute to the body of scientific knowledge in meaningful ways through participatory culture. Leesa is currently working on her Master’s of Public Administration degree at Southern Utah University. Leesa works at the Ashcroft Observatory and is the current Director of the Southern Utah Space Foundation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

    published: 06 Jul 2015
  • Can Citizen Science Save Us? | Mary Ellen Hannibal | TEDxStanford

    After three world-class scientists broke down and wept as they told science writer Hannibal about the alarming findings of their research on extinction, she knew she had to do something. Now the citizen scientist and Stanford Media Scholar is showing us how each of us can contribute to saving endangered plants and animals, one iPhone app and observation at a time. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a long-time journalist focused on natural history and literature. Her most recent book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, was named one of 2016’s best non-fiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a recipient of the National Association of Science Writer’s Science and Society Award, among other honors, and is currently a Stanford media fellow. This talk w...

    published: 12 May 2017
  • Pick Your Passion with Citizen Science

    Find your inner scientist! Log on to Citizenscience.gov or Zooniverse.org to see hundreds of Citizen Science projects. Get involved and explore the world around you while helping with real scientific research.

    published: 28 Jul 2016
  • This Bat Locator App Will Make You a Citizen Scientist

    Citizen scientists who voluntarily collect and record data on bats, birds, frogs or other animals, have a new tool from a Boston-based company, Wildlife Acoustics, for finding bats. Video by Ali Withers ---------- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/

    published: 28 Aug 2017
  • Here Be Pirates: The First Citizen Scientists -- The Library Channel

    (Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) A love of learning and teaching about pirates inspired UC San Diego’s Mark Hanna to tap the world-renowned Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, housed in Special Collections & Archives at the UC San Diego Library, to bring history to life in his mobile classroom. Hanna’s students discover the authentic Golden Age of Piracy by reading the Hill Collection log books and other original documents, touring the Real Pirates! exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum, and sailing on the Californian at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Here Be Pirates: The First Citizen Scientists is presented by the UC San Diego Library Channel. Series: "The Library Channel" [Humanities] [Show ID: 28213]

    published: 18 Jul 2014
  • Citizen Scientists to Test 100+ U.S. Cities for Lead in the Water: EPAwatch.org

    Official announcement of EPAwatch.org The EPA has abandoned its job! So citizen scientists are taking over, testing the water for lead from 100+ cities across America. The best part? No taxpayer money required. When Big Government fails, it's time for CITIZEN SCIENCE to take over...

    published: 16 Feb 2016
  • Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

    August 21, 2017 will be a very special day. For the first time in 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. It’s not only an opportunity for millions of people to appreciate this rare astronomical event, but a chance for scientists to gain a better understanding of how the sun’s atmosphere behaves. Enter the Eclipse Megamovie Project. Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists from multiple universities are turning to citizen scientists for help gathering images of the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. Volunteers armed with standard photography equipment—a camera, telephoto lens, and tripod—will capture photos of the eclipse as the moon’s shadow passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll u...

    published: 08 Jun 2017
  • Geocachers become Citizen Scientists

    Your next geocaching adventure can help save the environment from a multi-billion dollar scourge, invasive species. Scientists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado created a website called, CitSci.org. They're calling all geocachers to help track the spread of species which damage the natural environment. It's a global project, that begins just outside your front door. Join us as we go geocaching with Colorado State University researcher Greg Newman.

    published: 18 Jun 2010
  • Interface citizen scientists with government.

    Johan Codinha http://linux.conf.au/schedule/presentation/148/ The victorian biodiversity is facing constant danger, from bush fires to pest and weeds just to name few. To protect the different ecosystem from natural and human disaster the government needs data ! I am going to walk you thru the history of biodiversity data collection in Victoria ( it's a young country so it's gonna be a short walk ), from hundreds of government employee surveying the countryside in the 80's to 2016 where we rely almost exclusively on citizen scientists to provide accurate data. Then we will have a look at tools of the past, present and future for collecting biodiversity data and what is the role of standards and open software. Government agencies are taking land management decision based on biodiversity...

    published: 18 Jan 2017
  • Colorado Kids Act as Citizen Scientists in National Lady Bug Hunt

    Some Colorado kids have become citizen scientists as part of a nationwide effort to catalog lady bug species. Cornell University scientists are trying to understand why some species have vanished and others have appeared. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the lady bug hunt that might help students discover careers in science.

    published: 13 Jul 2011
  • Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space - Science@NASA

    Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Citizen scientists scanning images from a NASA observatory have found "yellow balls" in space that may hold important clues to the mysteries of starbirth. Spitzer Space Telescope: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/ Courtesy Of NASA

    published: 29 Apr 2015
  • Total Solar Eclipse - What Citizen Scientists Can Record

    Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely): https://www.space.com/33797-total-solar-eclipse-2017-guide.html NASA is calling on citizen scientists to record changes in temperature, wind, animal behavior and more during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Learn more about it from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

    published: 01 Aug 2017
  • Citizen science: Chandra Clarke at TEDxChathamKent

    Citizen science is a way for the average person to do real "help answer the big questions" science. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    published: 14 Mar 2014
  • Citizen Science - Science Nation

    With help from the National Science Foundation, Cornell University's Ornithology Lab is tracking bird breeding biology and the impact of climate change on bird populations. Some of the best information they are getting is from dedicated "citizen scientists" who provide critical data on what kinds of birds are nesting where, the number of eggs laid, and the number of chicks hatched. These volunteers can do this across the continent, over long periods of time. Laura Burkholder, project leader for the lab's NestWatch, says some species are laying their eggs more than a week earlier than they did just a few years ago, which could mean trouble if the hatch dates get out of sync with the availability of food. Bird watchers also help Cornell scientists catalog literally millions of images taken e...

    published: 30 Aug 2010
  • Zooniverse citizen science project might have found Planet Nine

    60,000 people recently got together to make history. Their goal? Observe planet nine for the first time. Planet Nine is a theoretical planet that is thought to exist beyond Pluto, but no one has seen it yet. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

    published: 04 Apr 2017
  • Citizen Science: Everybody Counts | Caren Cooper | TEDxGreensboro

    Science is not just for scientists. There are ways that everyone can be involved and contribute. Caren Cooper Author of “Citizen Science: How Ordinary People Are Changing the Face of Discovery.” She is Associate Professor in Forestry & Environmental Resources at NC State; in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Leadership in Public Science; and runs “Sparrow Swap” citizen science through her lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    published: 15 May 2017
  • Citizen scientists: The endangered Grevy's Zebra needs your help

    Let’s preserve our heritage. In the late 1970's there were 15,000 Grevy's zebra. Today less than 2,500 remain in the wild. The Great Grevy's Rally is a census of the population, and a unique opportunity for citizen scientists and photographers to contribute to the preservation of an endangered species. For the first time, a national census of the endangered Grevy’s Zebra will be held in Kenya on 30th-31st of January, 2016. The success of The Great Grevy’s Rally will depend greatly on the public’s participation. So if you’re someone who’s always wanted to help – this is your chance! If you know how to operate a digital camera and can spot different animals – you’re perfect for the job! For more information: http://www.greatgrevysrally.com/ #CapitalGoesWild

    published: 25 Jan 2016
  • Citizen science - in researching biodiversity

    Citizen science is a relatively new way of knowledge co-creation, where professional scientists and enthusiastic citizens collaboratively search for answers. While it certainly presents challenges, it also provides a great opportunity for both parties to engage science and nature together, and ultimately, can result in transformative societal changes. This video showcases the different levels of participation available, and the advantages of, citizen science by illustrating it with a compelling and intimate visual journey through the seas to the backyard. While this video focuses on citizen science used in biodiversity research, citizen science itself, and the different layers presented here are also applicable to other kinds of scientific ventures. The research for this video was initi...

    published: 09 Nov 2016
  • Top Citizen Science Kids - Behind the News

    Citizen Scientists are ordinary people who help scientists make amazing breakthroughs in research. But did you know some of Australia's top citizen scientists are actually kids? TEACHER RESOURCES (yr5-7 Science) "Students will learn more about citizen science, conduct research into a native Australian animal and participate in citizen science projects." http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/episode/20170606-citizensciencekids.pdf BTN STORY PAGE http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4678941.htm RELATED BTN STORY Citizen Science http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3814896.htm

    published: 06 Jun 2017
  • Using citizen scientists to monitor tigers

    Panna Ram Chaudhary is a citizen scientist in Khata Corridor in Bardia in Nepal’s Terai Arc Landscape. A member of the local community in Khata, Panna Ram has been actively engaged in conservation in this critical corridor. Through the support of WWF, Panna Ram has moved on to become a citizen scientist helping monitor tigers in this community forest. Copyright: WWF-Nepal

    published: 24 Jul 2017
  • The Crucial Role of Citizen Scientists in Ocean Conservation | Jordan Mcrae | TEDxWanChai

    With the social platforms and technologies of the 21st century, more and more individuals are able to participate in scientific research and activities. In ocean conservation, these “Citizen Scientists”, including divers and snorkelers, can help to monitor the health of our oceans. Image credits: Universal Studios Licensing LLC, Safecast, Foldit, Jacques Cousteau, Ocean Surface Temperature, Overfishing Trawler, Hypoxic Dead Zone, Clouds over Atlantic, Ham Tin Wan, OCTO23 Technologies, Viccisitudes population by Decaires Jason Taylor, Reef Check. Jordan began his career with Lockheed Martin Space Systems as an algorithms engineer on a distributed space robotics platform. Shortly after, he created OCTO23 Technologies, an invention firm based in San Francisco and Hong Kong focusing on c...

    published: 05 Dec 2016
  • Could a citizen scientist win a Nobel Prize?

    Scientific discovery is a birthright, not just a profession, says Jessica Richman, whose uBiome project provides research tools and inspiration to the masses. She explains at TEDMED 2013.

    published: 02 Jul 2013
The Awesome Power of Citizen Science

The Awesome Power of Citizen Science

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You don't have to be a professional scientist to make a contribution to our collective knowledge. Today, we look at several projects that have benefitted from the power of citizen science! Foldit Gamers FTW https://youtu.be/JdBcpdH_ptA Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Coda Buchanan, Lucy McGlasson, Accalia Elementia, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Saul, Kathy & Tim Philip, Kevin Bealer, Christopher Collins, Thomas J., charles george, Andreas Heydeck, Patrick D. Ashmore, Justin Lentz, Will and Sonja Marple, Ed Shelley, Chris Peters, Tim Curwick, Philippe von Bergen, Fatima Iqbal. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.citizensciencealliance.org/ http://www.scientificamerican.com/citizen-science/ http://scistarter.com/finder https://www.zooniverse.org/projects History of Citizen Science http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0143687 http://www.science20.com/anthrophysis/brief_history_citizen_science-93317 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147152 http://scistarter.com/page/Citizen%20Science.html https://books.google.com/books?id=FbSlyyshjOoC&pg=PA246&lpg=PA246&dq=dictionary+%22gentleman+scientist%22&source=bl&ots=juVfcRDdrx&sig=8VsuQLxjLd0kks-vQphH0W5ffOY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#v=onepage&q=dictionary%20%22gentleman%20scientist%22&f=false Ecology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/110278/full http://fwspubs.org/doi/pdf/10.3996/nafa.79.0001 https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/about/ http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/bbs.html http://www.ace-eco.org/vol5/iss2/art13/ SETI@home & Galaxy Zoo http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_about.php http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/about_seti/about_seti_at_home_1.html http://www.galaxyzoo.org/#/story https://www.zooniverse.org/about/publications http://zoo1.galaxyzoo.org/Team.aspx http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/389/3/1179.full.pdf+html http://www.sdss.org/ http://www.ukidss.org/ http://www.illustris-project.org/ EteRNA https://fold.it/portal/ http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/victory-for-crowdsourced-biomolecule2/ http://www.nature.com/nsmb/journal/v18/n10/full/nsmb.2119.html http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/science/11rna.html?_r=0 http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/sumc-jtp021016.php http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/rna-paper-based-computer-game-authorship-creates-identity-crisis http://science.sciencemag.org/content/343/6170/475.full http://www.eternagame.org/web/about/ http://www.biochemist.org/bio/03702/0044/037020044.pdf http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022283615006567 Images: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arecibo_Observatory_Aerial_View.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Astropulse.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sloan_Digit_Sky_Survey_1.25_Declination_Slice_2013_Data.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LRG-4-606.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blausen_0773_RNA.png
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What is Citizen Science?

What is Citizen Science?

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Volunteers are the heart of British conservation. Many such volunteers give up their time to collect scientific information, such as the number of birds in a woodland, or sightings of invasive species. These endeavours are known as ‘citizen science’. Phil investigates the diversity of citizen science projects, examines their value, and shows how you can get involved. So, grab your coat, wave your conservation themed flags, and salute the trees, as we explore the world of citizen science… --- If you like this episode, or any other, why not hit that subscribe button? We need all the support we can get, to help continue produce the huge array of videos we hope to make. --- And check out our Tumblr blog for competitions and conservation and wildlife news, and our Facebook and Twitter for more updates! http://ecosapien.org http://ecosapienshow.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/EcoSapienShow https://twitter.com/@eco_sapien http://instagram.com/ecosapien --- Copyright notices References British Natural History Consortium. 2015. BioBlitz. Available from: http://www.bnhc.org.uk/bioblitz/ BTO. 2015. The Breeding Bird Survey. Available from: http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/bbs BURNS, F, EASTON MA, GREGORY, RD, Al FULAIJ N, AUGUST TA, BIGGS J, BLADWELL S, Brereton T, Brooks DR, Clubbe C, Dawson J, Dunn E, Edwards B, Falk SJ, Gent T, Gibbons DW, Gurney M, Haysom KA, Henshaw S, Hodgetts NG, Isaac NJB, McLaughlin M, Musgrove AJ, Noble DG, O’Mahony E, Pacheco M, Roy DB, Sears J, Shardlow M, Stringer C, Taylor A, Thompson P, Walker KJ, Walton P, Willing MJ, Wilson J and Wynde R (2013). State of Nature report. The State of Nature partnership. Available from: http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/stateofnature_tcm9-345839.pdf CATLIN-GROVES, C. L. 2012. The citizen science landscape: from volunteers to citizen sensors and beyond. International Journal of Zoology, 2012. Taylor, P. J. 2013. Two-striped bee or not two-striped bee? Testing the effect of different training types on the ability of citizen scientists to identify pollinating insects. Unpublished MSc Dissertation. University of Leeds. ROY, H.E., POCOCK, M.J.O., PRESTON, C.D., ROY, D.B., SAVAGE, J., TWEDDLE, J.C. & ROBINSON, L.D. 2012. Understanding Citizen Science & Environmental Monitoring. Final Report on behalf of UK-EOF. NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Natural History Museum [online]. Accessed: 15th May 2013]. Available from: http://www.ceh.ac.uk/products/publications/understanding-citizen-science.html UK Ladybird Survey. 2015. UK Ladybird Survey. Available from: http://www.ladybird-survey.org/
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The citizen science revolution | Leesa Ricci | TEDxSUU

The citizen science revolution | Leesa Ricci | TEDxSUU

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Science is not just for specialists. Many new and important scientific discoveries are being made by "citizen scientists," non-professional researchers, who contribute data and observations to our collective knowledge of the planet and beyond. Leesa Ricci is a passionate advocate for citizen science projects and believes we can all contribute to the body of scientific knowledge in meaningful ways through participatory culture. Leesa is currently working on her Master’s of Public Administration degree at Southern Utah University. Leesa works at the Ashcroft Observatory and is the current Director of the Southern Utah Space Foundation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Can Citizen Science Save Us? | Mary Ellen Hannibal | TEDxStanford

Can Citizen Science Save Us? | Mary Ellen Hannibal | TEDxStanford

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After three world-class scientists broke down and wept as they told science writer Hannibal about the alarming findings of their research on extinction, she knew she had to do something. Now the citizen scientist and Stanford Media Scholar is showing us how each of us can contribute to saving endangered plants and animals, one iPhone app and observation at a time. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a long-time journalist focused on natural history and literature. Her most recent book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, was named one of 2016’s best non-fiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a recipient of the National Association of Science Writer’s Science and Society Award, among other honors, and is currently a Stanford media fellow. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Pick Your Passion with Citizen Science

Pick Your Passion with Citizen Science

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Find your inner scientist! Log on to Citizenscience.gov or Zooniverse.org to see hundreds of Citizen Science projects. Get involved and explore the world around you while helping with real scientific research.
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This Bat Locator App Will Make You a Citizen Scientist

This Bat Locator App Will Make You a Citizen Scientist

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Citizen scientists who voluntarily collect and record data on bats, birds, frogs or other animals, have a new tool from a Boston-based company, Wildlife Acoustics, for finding bats. Video by Ali Withers ---------- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/
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Here Be Pirates: The First Citizen Scientists -- The Library Channel

Here Be Pirates: The First Citizen Scientists -- The Library Channel

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(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) A love of learning and teaching about pirates inspired UC San Diego’s Mark Hanna to tap the world-renowned Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, housed in Special Collections & Archives at the UC San Diego Library, to bring history to life in his mobile classroom. Hanna’s students discover the authentic Golden Age of Piracy by reading the Hill Collection log books and other original documents, touring the Real Pirates! exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum, and sailing on the Californian at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Here Be Pirates: The First Citizen Scientists is presented by the UC San Diego Library Channel. Series: "The Library Channel" [Humanities] [Show ID: 28213]
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Citizen Scientists to Test 100+ U.S. Cities for Lead in the Water: EPAwatch.org

Citizen Scientists to Test 100+ U.S. Cities for Lead in the Water: EPAwatch.org

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Official announcement of EPAwatch.org The EPA has abandoned its job! So citizen scientists are taking over, testing the water for lead from 100+ cities across America. The best part? No taxpayer money required. When Big Government fails, it's time for CITIZEN SCIENCE to take over...
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Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

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August 21, 2017 will be a very special day. For the first time in 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. It’s not only an opportunity for millions of people to appreciate this rare astronomical event, but a chance for scientists to gain a better understanding of how the sun’s atmosphere behaves. Enter the Eclipse Megamovie Project. Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists from multiple universities are turning to citizen scientists for help gathering images of the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. Volunteers armed with standard photography equipment—a camera, telephoto lens, and tripod—will capture photos of the eclipse as the moon’s shadow passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll use our technology to algorithmically align and process the images submitted by citizen scientists to create a continuous view of the eclipse: the Eclipse Megamovie. In addition to the movie, the full dataset of images will be made available to the public and the scientific community. Time will only tell what insights and projects may come from this rich collection. If you’ll be on the path of totality and plan on taking pictures, the project needs your help. Head to https://eclipsemega.movie/ to learn more about how to join and take the best eclipse photographs possible.
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Geocachers become Citizen Scientists

Geocachers become Citizen Scientists

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Your next geocaching adventure can help save the environment from a multi-billion dollar scourge, invasive species. Scientists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado created a website called, CitSci.org. They're calling all geocachers to help track the spread of species which damage the natural environment. It's a global project, that begins just outside your front door. Join us as we go geocaching with Colorado State University researcher Greg Newman.
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Interface citizen scientists with government.

Interface citizen scientists with government.

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Johan Codinha http://linux.conf.au/schedule/presentation/148/ The victorian biodiversity is facing constant danger, from bush fires to pest and weeds just to name few. To protect the different ecosystem from natural and human disaster the government needs data ! I am going to walk you thru the history of biodiversity data collection in Victoria ( it's a young country so it's gonna be a short walk ), from hundreds of government employee surveying the countryside in the 80's to 2016 where we rely almost exclusively on citizen scientists to provide accurate data. Then we will have a look at tools of the past, present and future for collecting biodiversity data and what is the role of standards and open software. Government agencies are taking land management decision based on biodiversity databases, we will have a look at how the data is beeing verified and what are the potential security risks.
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Colorado Kids Act as Citizen Scientists in National Lady Bug Hunt

Colorado Kids Act as Citizen Scientists in National Lady Bug Hunt

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Some Colorado kids have become citizen scientists as part of a nationwide effort to catalog lady bug species. Cornell University scientists are trying to understand why some species have vanished and others have appeared. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the lady bug hunt that might help students discover careers in science.
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Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space - Science@NASA

Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space - Science@NASA

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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Citizen scientists scanning images from a NASA observatory have found "yellow balls" in space that may hold important clues to the mysteries of starbirth. Spitzer Space Telescope: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/ Courtesy Of NASA
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Total Solar Eclipse - What Citizen Scientists Can Record

Total Solar Eclipse - What Citizen Scientists Can Record

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely): https://www.space.com/33797-total-solar-eclipse-2017-guide.html NASA is calling on citizen scientists to record changes in temperature, wind, animal behavior and more during the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. Learn more about it from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Citizen science: Chandra Clarke at TEDxChathamKent

Citizen science: Chandra Clarke at TEDxChathamKent

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Citizen science is a way for the average person to do real "help answer the big questions" science. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Citizen Science - Science Nation

Citizen Science - Science Nation

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With help from the National Science Foundation, Cornell University's Ornithology Lab is tracking bird breeding biology and the impact of climate change on bird populations. Some of the best information they are getting is from dedicated "citizen scientists" who provide critical data on what kinds of birds are nesting where, the number of eggs laid, and the number of chicks hatched. These volunteers can do this across the continent, over long periods of time. Laura Burkholder, project leader for the lab's NestWatch, says some species are laying their eggs more than a week earlier than they did just a few years ago, which could mean trouble if the hatch dates get out of sync with the availability of food. Bird watchers also help Cornell scientists catalog literally millions of images taken every 20 seconds from nestcams across the country. Animal Behavior Scientist Janis Dickinson, who heads the Citizen Scientist Program, says the cameras allow researchers to look at nesting success, daily survival, and long term events such as climate change. For more Science Nation: Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=VideosatNSF or Youtube Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL833118C47C3E8362 or http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp .
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Zooniverse citizen science project might have found Planet Nine

Zooniverse citizen science project might have found Planet Nine

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60,000 people recently got together to make history. Their goal? Observe planet nine for the first time. Planet Nine is a theoretical planet that is thought to exist beyond Pluto, but no one has seen it yet. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/
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Citizen Science: Everybody Counts | Caren Cooper | TEDxGreensboro

Citizen Science: Everybody Counts | Caren Cooper | TEDxGreensboro

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Science is not just for scientists. There are ways that everyone can be involved and contribute. Caren Cooper Author of “Citizen Science: How Ordinary People Are Changing the Face of Discovery.” She is Associate Professor in Forestry & Environmental Resources at NC State; in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Leadership in Public Science; and runs “Sparrow Swap” citizen science through her lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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Citizen scientists: The endangered Grevy's Zebra needs your help

Citizen scientists: The endangered Grevy's Zebra needs your help

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Let’s preserve our heritage. In the late 1970's there were 15,000 Grevy's zebra. Today less than 2,500 remain in the wild. The Great Grevy's Rally is a census of the population, and a unique opportunity for citizen scientists and photographers to contribute to the preservation of an endangered species. For the first time, a national census of the endangered Grevy’s Zebra will be held in Kenya on 30th-31st of January, 2016. The success of The Great Grevy’s Rally will depend greatly on the public’s participation. So if you’re someone who’s always wanted to help – this is your chance! If you know how to operate a digital camera and can spot different animals – you’re perfect for the job! For more information: http://www.greatgrevysrally.com/ #CapitalGoesWild
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Citizen science - in researching biodiversity

Citizen science - in researching biodiversity

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Citizen science is a relatively new way of knowledge co-creation, where professional scientists and enthusiastic citizens collaboratively search for answers. While it certainly presents challenges, it also provides a great opportunity for both parties to engage science and nature together, and ultimately, can result in transformative societal changes. This video showcases the different levels of participation available, and the advantages of, citizen science by illustrating it with a compelling and intimate visual journey through the seas to the backyard. While this video focuses on citizen science used in biodiversity research, citizen science itself, and the different layers presented here are also applicable to other kinds of scientific ventures. The research for this video was initiated and financially supported by ALTER-Net, Europe’s ecosystem research network of excellence, within its AHIA program. Sources used in the video: Bela, G., Peltola, T., Young, J. C., Balázs, B., Arpin, I., Pataki, G., Hauck, J., Kelemen, E., Kopperoinen, L., Van Herzele, A., Keune, H., Hecker, S., Suškevičs, M., Roy, H. E., Itkonen, P., Külvik, M., László, M., Basnou, C., Pino, J., and Bonn, A. 2016. Learning and the transformative potential of citizen science. Conservation Biology 30: 990–999. Conrad, C. C. and Hilchey, K. G. 2011. A review of citizen science and community-based environmental monitoring: issues and opportunities. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 176: 273–291. Cosquer, A., Raymond, R., and Prevot-Julliard, A-C. 2012. Observations of everyday biodiversity: A new perspective for conservation?. Ecology and Society 17(4): 2. Devictor, V., Whittaker, R. J., and Beltrame, C. 2010. Beyond scarcity: citizen science programmes as useful tools for conservation biogeography. Diversity and Distributions 16: 354–362. Evans, C., Abrams, E., Reitsma, R., Roux, K., Salmonsen, L., and Marra, P. P. 2005. The Neighborhood Nestwatch Program: participant outcomes of a citizen-science ecological research project. Conservation Biology 19: 589–594. Haklay, M. 2013. Citizen Science and Volunteered Geographic Information – overview and typology of participation. In Crowdsourcing Geographic Knowledge: Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in Theory and Practice, ed. D. Z. Sui, S. Elwood, and M. F. Goodchild, 105–122. Berlin: Springer. O’Sullivan, E., Morrel, A., and O’Connor, M. A. 2003. Expanding the boundaries of transformative learning: essays on theory and praxis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Rotman, D., Preece, J., Hammock, J., Procita, K., Hansen, D., Parr, C., Lewis, D., and Jacobs, D. 2012. Dynamic changes in motivation in collaborative citizen-science projects. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 217–226. New York: ACM. More info: http://www.alter-net.info/ http://essrg.hu/ http://cargocollective.com/hanna-carlson
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Top Citizen Science Kids - Behind the News

Top Citizen Science Kids - Behind the News

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Citizen Scientists are ordinary people who help scientists make amazing breakthroughs in research. But did you know some of Australia's top citizen scientists are actually kids? TEACHER RESOURCES (yr5-7 Science) "Students will learn more about citizen science, conduct research into a native Australian animal and participate in citizen science projects." http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/episode/20170606-citizensciencekids.pdf BTN STORY PAGE http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4678941.htm RELATED BTN STORY Citizen Science http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3814896.htm
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Using citizen scientists to monitor tigers

Using citizen scientists to monitor tigers

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Panna Ram Chaudhary is a citizen scientist in Khata Corridor in Bardia in Nepal’s Terai Arc Landscape. A member of the local community in Khata, Panna Ram has been actively engaged in conservation in this critical corridor. Through the support of WWF, Panna Ram has moved on to become a citizen scientist helping monitor tigers in this community forest. Copyright: WWF-Nepal
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The Crucial Role of Citizen Scientists in Ocean Conservation | Jordan Mcrae | TEDxWanChai

The Crucial Role of Citizen Scientists in Ocean Conservation | Jordan Mcrae | TEDxWanChai

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With the social platforms and technologies of the 21st century, more and more individuals are able to participate in scientific research and activities. In ocean conservation, these “Citizen Scientists”, including divers and snorkelers, can help to monitor the health of our oceans. Image credits: Universal Studios Licensing LLC, Safecast, Foldit, Jacques Cousteau, Ocean Surface Temperature, Overfishing Trawler, Hypoxic Dead Zone, Clouds over Atlantic, Ham Tin Wan, OCTO23 Technologies, Viccisitudes population by Decaires Jason Taylor, Reef Check. Jordan began his career with Lockheed Martin Space Systems as an algorithms engineer on a distributed space robotics platform. Shortly after, he created OCTO23 Technologies, an invention firm based in San Francisco and Hong Kong focusing on clean energy and ocean conservation technologies. Since 2008, OCTO23 has developed multiple spin-off technologies and companies such as a modular non-turbine wind energy generator and the B-Squares modular electronic platform, which was one of Kickstarter's top 10 funded projects in 2012. Currently Jordan is developing OCTOtalk, a technology for underwater wireless communication and Citizen Science platform for crowdsourced ocean monitoring. Jordan received his B.S. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.S. at Stanford University, both in the field of Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering with a focus on Robotics. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Could a citizen scientist win a Nobel Prize?

Could a citizen scientist win a Nobel Prize?

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Scientific discovery is a birthright, not just a profession, says Jessica Richman, whose uBiome project provides research tools and inspiration to the masses. She explains at TEDMED 2013.
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