SCC2011 - Citizen Science

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  • 14.15    Allow for people to be running late to get into the room, brief mention of the 3 speakers who will be introduced further later.
  • What is Citizen Science? - Karen
  • Zooniverse examples of Citizen Science
  • Logos of other existing Citizen Science projects (plus mention there are plenty of others!):Big Garden Birdwatch – RSPB exercise to record the highest number of each bird species seen in your garden, or local park (not flying over) at any one time.UK ladybird survey - aims to facilitate the recording of all the UK's ladybirdsHerbaria@home – making connections between volunteers and organisations (museums, universities etc.) who hold herbarium specimens in order to get them documented and the information made publicly availablePrimeGrid - PrimeGrid's primary goal is to bring the excitement of prime finding to the "everyday" computer user.IceWatch - IceWatchis part of the NatureWatchsuite of national volunteer monitoring programs designed to help identify ecological changes that may be affecting our environment [Canada]Stardust@home – analysis of interstellar dust particles collected from the Stardust spacecraft which returned to Earth from an encounter with a comet (Wild 2) [2006]CERN@school - detectors distributed to schools to gather data about secondary cosmic rays in the atmosphereFoldit - Foldit attempts to predict the structure of a protein by taking advantage of humans' puzzle-solving intuitions and having people play competitively to fold the best proteins.AfricaMap - open source web mapping system [Harvard]
  • 14.27    3 introductory speakers (10mins max each – Karen will remind people informally when they are running out of time)Each speaker will be very briefly introduced prior to their presentation.
  • 14.57    Quick webshots showing up to 5 different examples of Citizen Science projects – led by Jules with input from Marek and Chris if appropriate
  • 14.57    Quick webshots showing up to 5 different examples of Citizen Science projects – led by Jules with input from Marek and Chris if appropriate
  • 15.07    Audience discussion and input
  • 15.35    Audience demonstration of Moonzoo: ‘Boulder Wars’ facilitated by Marek with input from Jules and Chris if appropriate
  • SCC2011 - Citizen Science

    1. 1. Citizen Science: real science, real engagement, onlineChair: Karen Bultitude, University of the West of England, BristolSpeakers: Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich Chris Davis, Solar Physicist and participating scientist on the Solar Stormwatch project, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Julia Wilkinson, Citizen Scientist
    2. 2. Citizen Science: real science, real engagement, onlineChair: Karen Bultitude, University of the West of England, BristolSpeakers: Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich Chris Davis, Solar Physicist and participating scientist on the Solar Stormwatch project, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Julia Wilkinson, Citizen Scientist
    3. 3. Citizen Science Examples• Solar Stormwatch http://www.solarstormwatch.com/• Old Weather http://www.oldweather.org/• Lady Bird Survey http://www.ladybird-survey.org/
    4. 4. Citizen Science: the Key Issues• Do people really engage with the science, or are they just there to play?• Does the research community take citizen science seriously?• By focussing on the web, who are we missing?• Are volunteers worth the hassle?
    5. 5. Boulder Wars

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