By Isabella Wilson and Katie Irvine of ACSA-SA
To celebrate a new collaboration between the South Australian Chapter of ACSA and Cosmos Science we teamed up to hold a launch event ‘How to Become a Citizen Scientist’ at RiAus @ The Science Exchange, Adelaide, in May. Project coordinators displayed flyers, posters, and banners and enjoyed the nibbles and company. The event aligned with the submission date for the South Australian Government Citizen Science small grants applications – so everyone was ready to let their hair down and celebrate!
Cosmos Science is now endeavouring to publish weekly Citizen Science content and is on the hunt nationally for stories for publication. Click here to submit your story
Cosmos has 1.5-2 million readers each month online, a little over half of whom are in Australia and the rest mostly in the US (plus a growing number in India and South East Asia!). They publish regular items about global, national, regional and local citizen science projects. Unlike other scientific publications, their content does not have to be peer-reviewed or published in a peer review journal. They have one overarching aim: to connect people to the world of science.
Those who attended the event enjoyed hearing about local citizen science projects to get involved in and were provided inspiration to consider creating their own projects.
Click the links below to learn more about the projects presented at the event as well as how you can keep in touch with citizen science information in the future. And don’t forget, if you are a citizen science project runner make sure you share your citizen science stories with Cosmos – you can be from anywhere in Australia!
Links to projects:
ACSA-SA and Cosmos thank ACSA and the South Australian Government Department for Environment and Water for supporting this event.