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Meet up with NOAA at the Citizen Science Association Conference

NOAA has a rich history of working with citizen scientists to advance our understanding of the ocean and atmosphere.
May 12, 2017 Now part of a growing movement of citizen and crowdsourcing, NOAA is helping to sponsor the second Citizen Science Association Conference from May 17 – 20th in Twin Cities, Minnesota. The conference brings together participants and practitioners from across the world. Over four days, the community will share best practices, resources, and thoughts on the future of the field. Want to connect with NOAA citizen science programs? We compiled a list of our presentations and posters.
Students from James Logan High School put up their poster at the Monterey Bay Currents Symposium where they will present the scientific results of their LiMPETS Science Communication project.

We hope to see you there! However, even if you are not attending the conference, you can still get involved. Start by taking a look at some of our more popular opportunities and search for more in the federal Citizen Scientist Catalogoffsite link (tip: search using the keyword “NOAA” under Agency Sponsor).

NOAA-related presentations and posters at the 2017 Citizen Science Association Conference

The full searchable schedule for the conference is available at https://csa2017.sched.com/offsite link.


Wednesday, May 17

8:30am - 9:00am — NOAA Citizen Science Community of Practice Meeting in Meeting Room 15

7:00pm - 9:00pm — Opening Reception


Thursday, May 18

7:00am - 8:00am — Meet the Feds Breakfast Reception

12:15 - 1:45 pm — Lunch & Poster Session #1

  • Comparing Estimates by Citizen Scientists and Professionals: Owl Limpet Sizes and Sea Star Abundances — Emily Gottlieb, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History (NOAA LiMPETS program)

1:45pm - 2:45pm — C-03: Understanding Who Participates

1:45pm - 2:45pm — E-03: Engaging Students in Rich Science Experiences

  • Start Them Early! Get Elementary Students Involved in Studying Climate Using a Module Storybook and Learning Activities from the GLOBE Program — John McLaughlin, NOAA Education

Friday, May 19

9:00am - 10:00am — D-06: Integrating Citizen Science into Conservation Resource Management: Strategies and Impacts Symposium

  • New possibilities and challenges for citizen science in fisheries management — Laura Oremland, NOAA Fisheries

11:15am - 12:15pm — B-02: Waypoints of Science Symposium

12:30pm - 2:00pm — Lunch & Poster Session #2

5:00pm - 7:00pm — A 'Night in the Cloud' Closing Reception


Saturday, May 20

 8:30am - 11:30am — WORKSHOP: Writing Competitive Proposals to Federal Agencies