ACSA Western Australia events

ACSA Western Australia events

ACSA development, Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, Engaging citizens, Meetings and Events
The ACSA-WA re-launch event on Saturday 23rd October at the new Education Centre in Kings Park and Botanic Garden had a great turnout to hear wonderful speakers. Starting with an Acknowledgement of Country, a fascinating video by our patron Professor Lyn Beazley, an introduction to our four Chapter committee members, and on to wide-ranging presentations on local citizen science practitioners, the event was a great success. Nic Dunlop presents to the audience on a range of CCWA citizen science projects Thanks to our speakers Marnie Giroud (Gilbert's Potoroo Action Group), Dr Kerry Trayler (River Guardians, DBCA), Dr Tegan Douglas (BirdLife WA), Drs Kevin Vinsen and Lisa Evans (The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research) and Dr Nic Dunlop (Conservation Council of WA). The event finished with a short walk along…
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UN Asia-Pacific Science Policy Business Forum

UN Asia-Pacific Science Policy Business Forum

Collaboration & partnerships, International, Meetings and Events
ACSA was really proud to be a part of the UN's Science Policy Business Forum yesterday. We heard about the importance of equitable access to data and the value of a citizen science approach across the region. Thanks to Libby Hepburn for helping to organise the Australian speakers Graham Durant from Questacon and Heidi Tait from Tangaroa Blue Foundation. Great collaboration with our friends at CitSci.org #science #data #collaboration #citizenscience. Full agenda here https://lnkd.in/grCQtUEA
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Invitation: UN Science-Policy Business Forum, 5 October

Collaboration & partnerships, Meetings and Events
The inaugural Regional Session of UNEP Science Policy Business Forum for Asia and the Pacific (AP-SPBF) will be held on Tuesday 5 October, 2021. With this event, the UNSPBF are giving the Global Citizen Science Partnership an unparalleled opportunity to put citizen science on the political map of the Asia Pacific Region. Members of all the citizen science associations around the world are encouraged to register and take part as delegates to gain experience of these meetings.   Martin Brocklehurst (ECSA) has been working with CitSci Asia and ACSA to ensure that there is a strong citizen science presence at this meeting. Graham Durant, Director of Questacon, will represent the Global Citizen Science Association, including CitSci Asia and ACSA, in the High Level Session of this important political event.  Heidi…
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How do we influence the leading edge of policy frameworks for science and citizen science?

Collaboration & partnerships, Meetings and Events
You are invited to two upcoming events on maximising the impact of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science in Australia. The first is a workshop hosted virtually by the University of Sydney: Tuesday 21 September, 9-12pm (AEST) | Maximising the impact of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science Register here. Following on from that will be a workshop as part of the Australian Citizen Science Associations' 2021 Conference: Friday 29 October 9.30-11am (AEST) | Opening Science to Society through Citizen Science: What are the next steps for Australia? Register for the conference here. These events follow on from an initial conversation held at the Centre for Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), ANU in May of this year and seek to develop a roadmap for the inclusion of citizen science in high level strategic discussions about…
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“How to open up research innovation to young people?”

“How to open up research innovation to young people?”

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, International, Meetings and Events, Social research in CS
Our sister association ECSA warmly invites you to the first webinar put on by the Empowerment, Inclusiveness and Equity working group together with the YouCount EU project. “How to open up research & innovation to young people?”Friday 24th September 2021, 13:00-15:00 CESTVia ZoomAgenda and registration link are here: https://cutt.ly/sWpvxKo Please refer details below from Claudia Göbel, Co-Chair of the working group. Young people in Europe are facing many challenges with regard to social inclusion. Social participation, employment, social belonging are important examples. There is a pressing need to develop more knowledge and innovation to create more inclusive and youth-friendly societies. One way to contribute to this is Citizen Social Science with young people - Youth Citizen Social Science (Y-CSS). We organise a series of three webinars to discuss central questions…
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Finding opportunities in the apparent chaos: citizen science and marine debris

Finding opportunities in the apparent chaos: citizen science and marine debris

Blogs, Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion
Towards a nationally focused citizen science monitoring strategy for marine debris By Jordan Gacutan, PhD Candidate | Centre for Marine Science and Innovation | UNSW, Sydney As Murphy’s law states, "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong", which rings true in the events which partly derailed/delayed the production of training materials for marine debris monitoring, supported by the ACSA seed grant that we won in 2020. But just as often, and as many a PhD student will attest, opportunities arise from the chaos. Tackling marine debris through citizen science At the University of New South Wales, we are tackling the growing problem of marine debris by using citizen science data across Australia to inform practical opportunities for management. The work partners with the Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Australian…
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ForestEye in the Spotlight during National Science Week

ForestEye in the Spotlight during National Science Week

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, Meetings and Events
The Australian Citizen Science Association has partnered with the Natural Resources Commission of NSW (NRC, lead partner) and the Atlas of Life to deliver a new and exciting forest monitoring citizen science project named ForestEye. This project will be piloted on the south coast of NSW in October (dependent on Covid-19 restrictions). ForestEye will engage citizen scientists from the local community to collect seasonal data on a range of biodiversity information. They will be trained by experienced ecologists to use a variety of equipment such as remote sensor cameras to undertake data collection at select sites. The results from this project will contribute to the NRC’s decision-making, reporting and management activities to improve biodiversity outcomes. In celebration of this upcoming initiative, Cassie Thompson (Senior Advisor) from NRC together with Libby…
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Volunteering for ACSA: a win-win

Volunteering for ACSA: a win-win

Blogs, Collaboration & partnerships
By Faiza Sayed My experience of working as a volunteer data analyst for ACSA has been enjoyable, enriching and rewarding. The concept of Citizen Science and the work that ACSA does has always inspired me for being able to educate, productively engage and empower the young and old alike. This is what my team and I strive to do through STEM Catalyst as well. Volunteering with ACSA enabled me to bring together my passions for empowering people and working with data / technology.  Not only did I incredibly enjoy the job at hand, but also had some great work to add to my profile, landing me a full-time role as a Data Analyst. A big thank you to Amy and Alice for giving Nasreen and I the opportunity to come…
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Youth Citizen Social Science – webinar invitation

Youth Citizen Social Science – webinar invitation

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion
Our European Sister Association ECSA has warmly invited the ACSA community to attend 3 Webinars on Youth Citizen Social Science. These events have been organised as part of the ECSA working group on Empowerment, Inclusiveness & Equity together with the YouCount project. "Young people in Europe are facing many challenges with regard to social inclusion (e.g. social participation, employment, social belonging). There is a pressing need to develop more knowledge and innovation to create more inclusive and youth-friendly societies. We aim to contribute to this through Citizen Social Science with young people - Youth Citizen Social Science (Y-CSS).  We will organize 3 webinars with the aim to discuss important questions, get feedback on the YouCount plans & start building a community of interest around Y-CSS. Participation is open to everybody and free of charge. (1)…
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Seeking citsci researchers to showcase work

Seeking citsci researchers to showcase work

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, Meetings and Events
As part of National Science Week this year, Greater Sydney Parklands is looking for citizen science groups or researchers who may like to showcase their projects to a broad general public audience. “Science in the Swamp” will be held in Sydney's eastern suburbs on 15 August 2021 and “Science in the Scrub” will be held in the Blacktown/Liverpool area on 22 August 2021. The descriptions of both events are found below. It would be wonderful to see some citizen science projects using these events as platforms to communicate your amazing work! Event details are: Science in the Swamp: Superheroes’ KitchenCentennial Park and Moore Park Trust, Centennial Park, 15-August 2021, 11-3pm Who are the superheroes among Australia’s wildlife, and what keeps them going? Which are the fastest and strongest and who…
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