Open Reef

Capturing the Beauty of Belize from Above...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What if that picture was taken from hundreds of feet above one of the most diverse and beautiful marine ecosystems in the world? Such images from above -- captured with unoccupied aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones...

Nov 8, 2019
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Flying High at Renaissance Charter School with...

Team member Hunter Putman teaches students how to control the mini drones. Our Maps, Apps and Drones tour had a maptastic day at Renaissance Charter School on Goldenrod this past Friday. The tour team transformed first to eighth grade students into citizen scientists with the...

Nov 4, 2019
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

UCF STEM Day Tour Stop a Success

A drone pilot in training. Photo credit: tylercopelandphoto.com The Maps, Apps and Drones Tour signed the week off on a high note with the University of Central Florida's annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) day. UCF's STEM Day invites schools from all over Central...

Oct 28, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Stop: Innovation...

Student responds to a geospatial question with the throw-able CatchBox microphone The start of the fall 2019 Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour is here and ready to come to your school! On Monday our team visited students at Innovation Montessori School where we got to...

Oct 24, 2019
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GeoBus

Why Kids Matter in Public Scholarship…Pass it...

We are often asked why - as academic researchers - we are so focused on working with kids. The answer is simple. It is our responsibility to inspire science’s next generation. One positive learning moment shared between a young child and a college student or...

Oct 22, 2019
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NSF eelgrass drone mapping

Michael Feinman Takes Off with Amazon Prime...

We're pleased to share the news officially! Michael Feinman has been such a huge part of our NSF/Smithsonian Eelgrass Project, Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour, GeoBus, and overall Citizen Science GIS team at UCF. He has officially started a full-time position at Amazon Prime Air...

Oct 8, 2019
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NSF eelgrass drone mapping

Citizen Science GIS Completes Drone Work in...

Planning... and More Planning "The Last Frontier" had many meanings during Citizen Science GIS's most recent trip to Alaska. Aside from Alaska's notorious nickname, this was the "Last Frontier" for researchers Dr. Bo Yang and Michael Feinman. This was the last stop on a 2-1/2...

Oct 7, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Join Our Free Teacher Workshop Nov 16

The Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy: An Interactive Workshop for Florida Teachers (2nd -8th grades and pre-service teachers) Saturday November 16, 2019 from 8:30 am-1:30 pm @ University of Central Florida Maps, apps, and drones for teachers! Geospatial technologies (geographic information systems, mapping, GPS, location-based services on...

Oct 4, 2019
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Pre-register for GIS Day Event @ UCF...

JJoin us at the University of Central Florida on Thursday, November 14 from 10:30-1:30 for a free STEAM education event. GIS Day 2019 at UCF: A Focus on Maps, Apps, and Drones! Pre-register your class, organization, home school, family or just yourself for our 2019 Maps, Apps, and...

Oct 2, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Where We’ll Be…

Join us as we travel the globe engaging and sharing our message with and learning from those passionate about citizen science, communities, and GIS. Share and find on social media with #citizensciencegis Sept 9-10: Central Florida GIS Workshop, Daytona Beach, FL NSF Coastal Connections presentation...

Sep 19, 2019
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