Citizen Science Lunchtime Seminars

Citizen Science Lunchtime Seminars

ACSA development, Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, Education, Inclusivity, Meetings and Events
The Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA) Early-Mid career researchers (EMCR) Working Group is excited to announce a new series of lunchtime seminars discussing exciting developments in Australian citizen science research. With a goal to unite citizen science aligned researchers and practitioners in Australia, these seminars are a space to advance scholarship, provide support, share resources and advocate for new opportunities. We will hear from researchers conducting citizen science research in Australia, discuss challenges and opportunities we face while conducting such research and offer support for researchers taking their first steps into citizen science. Who will be the speakers? As the seminars are intended to share current research conducted in Australia and discuss its developments, opportunities and challenges, the speakers will be members of our growing community. We have three brave…
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Conservation Impacts of Citizen Science

Conservation Impacts of Citizen Science

Collaboration & partnerships, CS Project, International
The Participatory and Citizen Science Working group from the Society of Conservation Biology is leading a new project called "Conservation Impacts of Citizen Science." This project seeks to document the broad ranging conservations impacts and outcomes of citizen science within communities all around the world. They are looking for citizen science project managers and leaders to contribute information about the associated conservation outcomes that have resulted from their previous, or ongoing, citizen science projects. These conservation outcomes could be things such as policy changes, evidence of successful conservation management, changes to resource management programs, etc.  If you would like to join the project please click here and help them to build a more holistic picture of the tangible benefits of citizen science from around the world.
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Understanding perceptions of citizen science in policy and practice – survey

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, CS Project
Do you work in #prevention, health promotion or healthy environments? ACSA Member Leah Marks invites you to take part in a quick survey to understand how and why you engage with the public in your work. Leah is a PhD candidate with the University of Sydney exploring the potential role of citizen science in policy and practice in preventive health as a means to complement or strengthen how the public engages in research and decision-making for chronic disease prevention. Her project aims to understand how citizen science approaches may be used to inform policy and practice in preventive health. "We are inviting individuals working in preventive health policy and practice to complete a brief (15 minute) survey exploring how public engagement approaches, such as citizen science are perceived and used…
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LGBTQ+ citsci volunteers wanted for survey

LGBTQ+ citsci volunteers wanted for survey

Collaboration & partnerships, Inclusivity
Are you a citizen science volunteer who identifies as LGBTQ+? If so, you are invited to participate in a virtual one-on-one interview. Todd A. Harwell (PhD Candidate, Environmental Sciences, Oregan State University) is conducting research to identify and understand the ways in which citizen science projects address the science identity development and community cultivation of their project volunteers with a focus on exploring the experiences of LGBTQ+ volunteers.  The title of his study is, “Queering Citizen Science:  Exploring the Science Identity Development and Community Cultivation of LGBTQ+ Volunteers.” If you are an LGBTQ+ citizen science volunteer and are interested in participating, please visit this link to complete a brief demographic survey. The time commitment to participate in the virtual interview is approximately 60 to 90 minutes.  If you have any…
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ACSA Seed Grant Winners

ACSA Seed Grant Winners

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, CS Project
Congratulations to the recipients of ACSA's Seed Grants for 2020 - Jordan Gacutan and Karen Guymer! The Seed Grants were designed as a way of giving back and investing in our members, with two $1,000 grants available to ACSA members to seed their professional or project's growth in line with ACSA's strategic goals of Participation and Practice.With 12 high quality applications for just 2 grants, our judging panel had a tough time indeed! Congratulations to our two winners: Jordan Gacutan - UNSW / Tangaroa Blue Foundation: The Seed Grant will be used to produce a 5 part video series on scientific sampling and their utility in marine debris monitoring. The videos will consist of theory and field demonstrations, and will aim to increase the scientific skill-set of citizen scientists working with marine debris across Australia. Karen Guymer - Wingecarribee Shire Council: The…
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Vote for your new Management Committee

Vote for your new Management Committee

ACSA development
Voting is now open for the election of members to the ACSA Management Committee for 2021-2022. ACSA Members are invited to cast their vote for a Secretary and a General Member. These positions received more than one nomination, meaning an election is required. There are two candidates for each position. You can find their profiles and answers to four questions about the field of citizen science, together with details relevant skills and experience, by clicking on the images below. Please use this information to help you decide which candidates to vote for. Secretary Candidates ALYSOUN BOYLE BILL FLYNN General Member Candidates LISA EVANS JOHN RAFFERTY Remember, you must be an ACSA Member to vote! Ready to vote now? Members, click here to access the ballot. To become a member and vote, visit: https://citizenscience.org.au/join-now/. Remember, ACSA membership gives you the…
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Call for Nominations: ACSA Management Committee

Call for Nominations: ACSA Management Committee

ACSA development
Being on the ACSA Management Committee can be an extremely rewarding experience and bring a great deal of personal satisfaction. Management Committee Members have the opportunity to make a difference in the citizen science space by applying their skill set and showing leadership, while in turn, making new contacts and networking with peers to increase knowledge about citizen science and ACSA. We are looking for people with diverse skills and experience who can contribute at a strategic and practical level to building a strong, sustainable and dynamic Association, so that it grows into the hub for citizen science in Australia.  The term is two years.  ACSA is hereby calling for nominations for the ACSA Management Committee. Nominate now You must be an ACSA member to nominate or be nominated. The terms of reference and…
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Notice of 2020 ACSA AGM

Notice of 2020 ACSA AGM

ACSA development, Meetings and Events
ACSA would like to extend you an invitation to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting of of the Australian Citizen Science Association and elections for positions on the ACSA Management Committee. During the AGM we will provide: An overview of our achievements from the year;A summary of the 2019-20 Financial Statements, andAn opportunity for members to elect five new members to the management committee. AGENDA OpenApologies / ProxiesPresentation of Previous MinutesAssociation ReportsGuest SpeakerElection Results and endorsement of new Management Committee MembeersOther BusinessMeeting Close Enquiries regarding the ACSA AGM to be directed to Amy Slocombe, National Coordinator via coordinator@citizenscience.org.au RSVPs Please register your attendance via Humanitix here. Please note the zoom login details will be sent to you via email prior to the meeting. If you can't attend, we encourage you…
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#CitSciOzOnline launch – full schedule & tickets

#CitSciOzOnline launch – full schedule & tickets

Uncategorized
Welcome to October and #CitSciOzOnline!We are very excited to launch our month-long online celebration of citizen science on Wednesday 7th October, with fabulous speakers, interesting topics, coffee room chats, prizes and more! Read on for all the details, including the event summary, speaker bios, registration details and sponsor information. This is a free event for ACSA members, so if you've been thinking about joining us, now is the time!  With thanks to our sponsors... Registration & Tickets Get your tickets here! One ticket will gain you access to the whole event, and you can attend as many sessions as you wish. All information will be sent to you via email prior to each session. This event operates on a 'pay what you can afford basis' (from $0-$20) and is FREE for for Australian Citizen Science Association members.  Session…
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2020 ACSA Seed Grants open!

2020 ACSA Seed Grants open!

ACSA development, Communication & promotion
Does your project need a little bit of a cash boost? Could you use some extra money to help fund your professional development? In a year where times have been tough for a large part of our community, we are very pleased to announce that the ACSA Seed Grants are back and running for 2020 and we are now accepting applications!  Seed Grants of $1000 each will be awarded to two ACSA members to seed their professional growth or their project’s growth in line with ACSA’s strategic goals of Participation and Practice. Applications close Friday 16 October, 2020. Full details, including how to apply for a Seed Grant 2020 and the T&Cs can be found here. We encourage all members to apply. Not a member yet? Join us!
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