SA Science Excellence Awards – congratulations Philip!

A huge congratulations to our former Chair, Dr. Philip Roetman, who on Friday 9 August was awarded the “Unsung Hero of Science Communication” at the South Australian Science Excellence Awards. Dr Roetman founded Discovery Circle, a major citizen science initiative based out of the University of South Australia, which delivered projects to understand certain animal …

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Queensland Citizen Science grant recipients

The Australian Citizen Science Association congratulates the 21 recipients of the first ever Queensland Science Citizen Science Grants. The Queensland Citizen Science Grants opened to applicants earlier this year and were available to Queensland-based projects actively engaging citizen scientists and addressing one or more of the Queensland Citizen Science Strategy Goals. You can read the …

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2019 Citizen Science Eureka Finalists

The Australian Citizen Science Association congratulations the three Finalists of the 2019 Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science. We look forward to seeing these worthy finalists on the red carpet at the Australian Museum during National Science Week for the presentation of awards at Australia’s “Science Oscars”. The …

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Invitation to interview re “expertise” in citizen science projects

Researchers at the University of Waterloo, Canada, are looking for citizen scientists, and researchers running citizen science projects, to participate in a study concerning how “expertise” is defined and identified in citizen science projects. This research is part of a bigger project called “Networked Expertise in Multidisciplinary STEM Collaboration,” that is being conducted by Dr. …

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Mozzie Monitors and Urban Foresters with ACSA-SA

By Katie Irvine, ACSA-SA Chair The South Australian Chapter hosted a community meeting with citizen science presentations at Glenunga Hub on Thursday evening 13th June. Craig Williams from UniSA spoke about some citizen science projects that his group have started over the last year. These include Mozzie Monitors: A crowd-funded mosquito surveillance program throughout SA involving …

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ACSA Victoria’s new look committee

Last month ACSA-Vic held elections for positions on its management committee. We are pleased to announce the following office bearers: CHAIR Kade Mills ReefWatch Coordinator, Victorian National Parks Association       VICE CHAIR Tess Hayes Citizen Science Officer, EPA Victoria       SECRETARY Yvonne Cabuang Waterwatch Coordinator, Melbourne Water       COMMITTEE MEMBER …

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