Merritt Island: Space Day with Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour!

Friday, February 2 saw a very special event unfold at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy in Merritt Island: Space Day! Several educators from around Florida engaged over 90 students from 4th through 8th grade through hands-on participatory learning exercises. Several members of the Citizen Science GIS team were in attendance at the event running the exciting Read more about Merritt Island: Space Day with Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour![…]

Opening Up Our Science: An Open Reef Drone Training Manual

Opening Up Our Science: Citizen Science GIS, a 2017 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awardee, is committed to science that serves society. We believe in open data, sharing, community-based research and education to benefit the public good and community-based organizations. We are often asked about our Open Reef Belize initiative to drone map the vulnerable Read more about Opening Up Our Science: An Open Reef Drone Training Manual[…]

Spying on People or Supporting Science? We Choose Supporting Science to Connect with Youth through Drones!

– – Written by Christine Munisteri and Nick Altizer Regardless of where you are in the world, kids love drones. They’re excited and curious about these flying machines that are (according to the kids) used to “spy on people,” “chase bad guys,” and “deliver packages.” For our work at Citizen Science GIS, we don’t use Read more about Spying on People or Supporting Science? We Choose Supporting Science to Connect with Youth through Drones![…]

UCF Students: Research Internship Apps Due February 5: Work with Citizen Science GIS at UCF

UCF Students! Want to be part of an international award winning research team at UCF? Better yet, while getting paid and/or earning academic credit? Now is your chance to intern with us to help share our story. The story of Citizen Science GIS. The story of people coming together through maps, apps, and drones to Read more about UCF Students: Research Internship Apps Due February 5: Work with Citizen Science GIS at UCF[…]

Year 3 of the Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site in Orlando and Belize now accepting applications. Priority application deadline is March 2.

This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host the third year of our National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” Our program, recognized with a 2017 Esri Special Achievement Award, offers fully funded summer research experiences Read more about Year 3 of the Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site in Orlando and Belize now accepting applications. Priority application deadline is March 2.[…]

Open Reef Returns to Belize, offers drone training, and is featured on Belize national morning show

January 18, 2018 Written by Nick Altizer, UCF Sociology Graduate Student Last week the Citizen Science GIS Open Reef team set sail for another round of drone mapping in the Belize Barrier Reef. Our presence and work were quickly picked up by Open Your Eyes, a national TV program based in Belize City. The showcase Read more about Open Reef Returns to Belize, offers drone training, and is featured on Belize national morning show[…]

Citizen Science Takes Off at UCF Family Fun Day

Despite overcast weather on Sunday November 12, the UCF Arboretum Park drew in over 150 people of all ages for UCF’s annual Faculty & Family Fun Day event. Among the interactive, hands-on exhibits, the Citizen Science GIS team was there creating a buzz (quite literally) to engage and educate young people about the importance of Read more about Citizen Science Takes Off at UCF Family Fun Day[…]

Maps, Apps and Drones for Citizen Science Day 2017: Free Registration!

Maps, Apps and Drones for Citizen Science Day 2017 Pre-register now at: https://goo.gl/forms/UzYt3ZPTdehbbEOb2 A Free STEM Education Event at UCF! Join us at the University of Central Florida on Wednesday, November 15, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a free STEM education event. Pre-register your class, organization, family, or just yourself for our 2017 Maps, Read more about Maps, Apps and Drones for Citizen Science Day 2017: Free Registration![…]

Michelle Chang Participating in the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2018 Multicultural Program

Good news from Michelle Chang, REU 2017 Alumnus! “I am very excited to announce that I will be participating in the ASLO (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography) 2018 Multicultural Program! This program offers diverse and underrepresented students the amazing opportunity to learn about research and development in aquatic sciences. Through the support Read more about Michelle Chang Participating in the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2018 Multicultural Program[…]

Free Mapping Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS: Introducting Central Florida’s Next Big Mapping Idea!

Free Maps, Apps, and Drones for Good Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida October 11, 2017 — Orlando, Florida We are pleased to announce Central Florida’s Next Big Mapping Idea Competition. The competition is open to all community and neighborhood organizations, non-profits, and K-12 schools interested in implementing a community mapping Read more about Free Mapping Partnerships with Citizen Science GIS: Introducting Central Florida’s Next Big Mapping Idea![…]