If you are a researcher, educator or citizen involved in citizen science this survey is for you!
The Lake Superior Regional Citizen Science Collaborative (LSRCSC) seeks to identify citizen science efforts and opportunities in the Western Lake Superior Region in order to create an opportunity for communication and collaboration among researchers, educators and volunteers who want to engage in citizen science in our region. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey. We thank you in advance for your time. This project has been funded by a University of Minnesota Serendipity Grant.
SAVE THE DATE: December 1, 2017
Calling all professionals whose work involves citizen science!
CitSciMN: A Symposium for Citizen Science Professionals in Minnesota
What: A one-day gathering to learn from experienced citizen science programs, exchange ideas, get inspired, and connect to a community of citizen science professionals.
Who should attend? People who coordinate, lead, and/or administer citizen science projects in Minnesota and scientists who want to involve the public in their research.
Where: Bunker Hills Activity Center
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304
When: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Early bird registration fee: $25 (until Nov 1)
Watch for registration information coming soon.
Contact CitSci@umn.edu with questions.
What is citizen science? In case it helps, we’re defining citizen science as
“the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge.” http://education.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/citizen-science/
“projects in which volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions.” http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/about/definition
This event is hosted by the University of Minnesota Extension with additional sponsorship from the U of M Office of the Vice President for Research. Planning and presentation support provided, in part, by Minnesota Sea Grant.
December, 2017 (date TBD)
Northeaster MN Regional Lake Superior Citizen Science Collaborative symposium
What: Half day symposium connecting regional researchers, educators and citizens looking to share ideas and develop collaborations around citizen science. Who should attend: Researchers, educators and citizens interested in citizen science in Northern MN. Where: University of Minnesota Duluth When: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration: Free (link coming soon)
May, 2018 (date TBD)
2nd Annual City Nature Challenge. More detail to come.
What: Collect regional biodiversity data using the iNaturalist platform. Who should participate: Individuals, K-12, college, researches, non-profits. Where can you participate: Public lands in Northeastern MN Training be provided: TBD on times and locations
August 2, 9, 16, and 22 – AIS Sentry Training
Become an Aquatic Invasive Species Sentry! The St. Louis River Alliance (SLRA) is hosting Sentry training on Wednesdays in August on the St. Louis River. Enjoy a relaxed paddling session on the St. Louis River with SLRA aquatic invasive species (AIS) staff while gaining hands experience about about AIS in the region, how to monitor for them, and what do to if you find something suspicious!
No past knowledge or experience with aquatic plants or animals is required.
Field experiences will run about 2.5 hours, with the following dates for sessions:
- August 2 1:00 – 3:30 PM – Click here to register
- August 9 5:30 – 8:00 PM – Click here to register
- August 16 1:00 – 3:30 PM – Click here to register
- August 22 5:30 – 8:00 PM – Click here to register
All sessions are FREE, family friendly, and open to the public!
If you are able to bring your own canoe or kayak, please do. If not, we have a limited number to lend out, so please REGISTER ASAP to secure your paddle equipment.
If you’re not able to canoe or kayak, please contact us at email@example.com. We are happy to work with folks to get out on the water in a way that is safe and enjoyable for everyone.
- Twin Ports City Nature Challenge Event (click on event title for more information)
- April 14-18
- Twin Ports, MN and WI
- Sign up through iNaturalist.org – City Nature Challenge 2017: Twin Ports
- The LSRCSC will be hosting training sessions on April 15th for participants
- Background about the City Nature Challenge can be found here
- April 15th, 2017: National Citizen Science Day!