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Where to find us at CSA

This week, the Citizen Science Association (CSA) convenes in St. Paul, Minnesota for its biennial conference, bringing together diverse and interdisciplinary groups of researchers, practitioners, community organizations, and participants from across the field. The Center for Community & Citizen Science (CCS) will be showcasing work from a number of our recent and ongoing projects. If you are attending the conference, we encourage you to check out what we’re sharing! Also, we’re hosting a youth-focused community and citizen science happy hour on Thursday, May 18th. Stop by to say hello and enjoy appetizers and a drink on us!

Happy Hour Gathering:

Thursday, 6:00-9:00 PM, Youth-focused Community & Citizen Science Happy Hour hosted by CCS at The Liffey Irish Pub - 175 7th St W in St. Paul, MN (5 minute walk from The River Center)

Presentations:

Thursday, May 18th

2:15 PM, A-03: Are Decisions Being Made with the Data we Collect?

Dead Birds, Data & Decision-Making: How Resource Managers Use the COASST Project to Inform Management - Jen Metes (presenter) & Heidi Ballard

4:45 PM, A-05: The Power of Place

Understanding the Role of Place in Citizen Science and Conservation Decision Making - Heidi Ballard (non-presenting author)

5:00 PM, A-05: The Power of Place

Blurring the Boundaries Between Outdoor and Online Citizen Science: Lessons Learned from the Orchid Observers Project - Heidi Ballard (non-presenting author)

Friday, May 19th

10:15 AM, E-07: Transforming Institutions and Models with Citizen Science

Does Citizen Science Really Contribute to Nature Conservation? Sharing Evidence from Natural History Museums - Heidi Ballard (non-presenting author)

11:00 AM, A-07: Environmental Management

What Makes Citizen Science Useful for Environmental Decision-Making?Ryan Meyer (presenter) & Heidi Ballard

2:15 PM, D-09: Symposium: How do we figure out what works for youth in citizen science?

Heidi Ballard (organizer and presenter) & Colin Dixon (presenter)

3:30-4:30 PM, D-10: Symposium: How do we figure out what works for youth in citizen science?

Emily Harris (presenter)

Posters:

Friday, 1:00-2:00 PM, Poster Session #2

The Center for Community and Citizen Science at University of California, Davis: How Can Universities Most Effectively Serve the Field of Citizen Science? - Ryan Meyer (presenter)

Youth Citizen Science and Science Identity - Sinead Brien (presenter)

Friday, 5:00-7:00 PM, A ‘Night in the Cloud’ Closing Reception

The Center for Community and Citizen Science at University of California, Davis: How Can Universities Most Effectively Serve the Field of Citizen Science? - Ryan Meyer (table)

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