Coastal Connections

A community cleaning up the Lagoon during...

Caption: In this picture I am looking for trash at the cleanup event on January 12th. Merry and I found so much trash on the side of the road, we were able to fill two garbage bags in about 45 minutes. LLast Saturday, January 12th,...

Jan 16, 2019
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NSF REU

Congratulations to Amber Rutstein: Travel Award Winner

Congratulations to Amber Rutstein, one of our amazing undergraduate students at UCF. She has just been notified by the UCF Office of Undergraduate Research that she has been awarded a conference travel grant in the amount of $400 to support her team’s presentation of NSF...

Jan 10, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy on February...

The Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy: An Interactive Workshop for Florida Teachers (5th-8th grades) With an Emphasis on Our Coasts & Community Engagement will be held on Saturday February 2, 2019 from 8:30 am-12:00 pm @ University of Central Florida. Maps, apps, and drones for teachers! Geospatial...

Jan 3, 2019
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NSF REU

NSF REU 2019 Application Details Jan 15

Our NSF REU Site in Orlando and Belize is back in June 2019. We have a smaller program this summer focused only on the Open Reef drones and spatial storytelling track (due to limited funds). Program details and the application process will be revealed on...

Dec 28, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

Celebrating a Year of Maptastic Gratitude! Happy...

Two words summarize our feelings toward 2018: maptastic gratitude. Yep, you read that right! We have so much gratitude for all of the support and ideas generated by our maptastic community partners, donors, and research students. Science works because of people, and we pledge that...

Dec 20, 2018
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour is Back!!!...

The Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour is Back! Pre-register your class, organization or event for the Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour, led by Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida. Have our team of volunteers come teach your group about about maps, apps, and...

Dec 17, 2018
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National Geographic

National Geographic Summer Institute in Wyoming for...

In 2019, the National Geographic Society will be hosting a Summer Institute for middle school teachers from across North America. The National Geographic 2019 Summer Institute will be held Monday, July 15 - Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Jackson Campus of the Teton Science...

Dec 16, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

From REU Scholar to REU Staff to...

In 2013 I applied for the first Citizen Science GIS REU in Atlanta, intrigued by the program’s core philosophy of engaging with people to learn about aspects of their communities that might benefit from a little extra attention. I ended up spending the summer of...

Dec 14, 2018
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Esri

REU Student Reflections from Esri Oceans Forum

Our student blog series continues with NSF REU students Sara Peluso (UCF) and Lucas Farmer (Ohio Wesleyan University) reflecting on their experiences presenting and networking at the Esri Oceans Forum. Four students from the REU, Amber, Lucas, Patty and Sara, went to Redlands, California, to...

Dec 3, 2018
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NSF REU

Congratulations to Sara Peluso: Travel Award Winner.

Congratulations to Sara Peluso, one of our amazing undergraduate students at UCF. She has just been notified by the UCF Office of Undergraduate Research that she has been awarded a conference travel grant in the amount of $400 to support her team's presentation of NSF...

Nov 29, 2018
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