Visit from South Korea

On the August 17th Erin Roger, Amy Slocombe and Michelle Neil, together with Streamwatch coordinator Greg McDonald, hosted a South Korean delegation at the Australian Museum in Sydney. Ms Park (Dongguk University) and Mr Kim (Korea University) were in Australia on a research trip to gather information for their new citizen science project “Building a Citizen Science Platform in South Korea”. It was …

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Reflections on CitSci2017

Even weeks after the conference, I am still buzzing with excitement from the inspiring work I learned about being done in all corners of the Earth. The Citizen Science Association conference had an amazing program and you can check out a few of the highlights by scrolling through #CitSci2017 via twitter. You can also read personal …

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New ACSA Publication List

We are pleased to announce the start of the ACSA publication list! The ACSA publication list is a quarterly electronic listing of publications in the field of citizen science within the Australian Community. The listing is intended to inform those within the Australian citizen science community of recently accepted papers, conference proceedings, book chapters and dissertations. You can contribute to this list! How …

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*Voting Open* ACSA AGM – Nov 22

Voting is now open for positions on the ACSA Management Committee! We have received some excellent nominations for committee positions, you can view the nominee profiles here! Voting is open to current members on the ACSA email distribution list and you should have received a customised email invitation with your voting form. The AGM details …

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National Projects Working Group

Are you interested in large-scale projects and strategic planning? Information about the ACSA National Projects Working Group HERE “Scaling up citizen science” an ACSA working group workshop. Tuesday November 22nd am Australian Museum Sydney We will be considering the impact that can be achieved by scaling up citizen science projects to a large or national scale, …

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Citizen science community responds to Nature editorial

*** Re-posted courtesy of the U.S.-based Citizen Science Association *** An 18 August 2015 editorial in Nature incited vigorous commentary on the citizen science discussion e-list, given that the piece closed on a note of suspicion regarding volunteers’ motives and potential conflicts of interest. While the piece, entitled “Rise of the citizen scientist,” opens with positive attention to …

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The ACSA logo identity

We are pleased to share with you our new ACSA logo. Our brief for the design of the ACSA graphic identity was that it needed to reflect: that we are an Australia-wide connected network of people any kind of science growth and spread We also said it should be bright and appealing across all types …

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