Citizen Science GIS

Why We Share (and Should Share More)...

I travel a lot. I’m a geographer, after all. I’m on a plane right now. In the past three weeks, I’ve taken six trips, crossed the country twice by plane, been home for about 3 days total, and left the country once all in the...

Nov 13, 2018
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Coastal Connections

Ecology and Society Paper Now Out from...

New paper now out from our NSF CNH work... Integrating sense of place into ecosystem restoration: a novel approach to achieve synergistic social-ecological impact Kelly M. Kibler 1, Geoffrey S. Cook 2, Lisa G. Chambers 2, Melinda Donnelly 3, Timothy L. Hawthorne 4, Fernando I. Rivera 4 and Linda Walters 2 1Department of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering and...

Nov 12, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

The Strive Towards Non-Extractivist Research

The First in our New Blog Series: Thoughts from the Field from our NSF REU undergraduate researchers. Written by Sharon Huerta from Beloit College. Working with community is a necessary part of science and research overall; my experience this summer allowed me to speak with...

Nov 12, 2018
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NSF CNH

Mapping Meaning in the Indian River Lagoon

INDIAN RIVER LAGOON - Anyone who has ever spent time in the Indian River Lagoon knows it is a special place. Whether relaxing on the shore and soaking in the silence, watching dolphins playfully frolic and leap about, or photographing one of the many wading...

Nov 8, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

Mapping Kindness Is Back!

We are very pleased to relaunch our Mapping Kindness Project to coincide with the month of November where gratitude and thanks are celebrated. Join the global movement now! -- Kindness…pass it on…through a global map. There is so much good in the world, kindness is...

Nov 7, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

Maps, Apps, and Drones at UCF STEM...

Students from all over the city came to UCF’s campus to take part in a STEM Day event. There was a multitude of STEM related events to take part in and our Citizen Science GIS team got to be one of these locations. Students learned...

Nov 5, 2018
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GeoBus

IBM Partners with GeoBus

Story re-posted from UCF College of Sciences Blog. A first-of-its-kind mobile science laboratory recently received a big boost in funding thanks to a new community partner in IBM. The GeoBus is a 42-foot bus filled with technology like mini-drones, an augmented reality sandbox and virtual...

Nov 1, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

Science’s Greatest Hope: Everyday, Extraordinary Citizens

Dear Friends of Citizen Science GIS, Yesterday, I had the honor of a lifetime. I was able to share our message of hope on the big stage at National Geographic as one of a handful of invited talks at the first National Geographic Education Summit....

Oct 30, 2018
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Coastal Connections

Field Notes from the Coastal Connections Team

The Coastal Connections Research team is back and ready to rock and roll! After a brief break from our summer interviews, we are picking up right where we left off trying to protect the Indian River Lagoon, and we need all the help we can...

Oct 20, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

Why Public Scholarship Matters More Now Than...

Please share with #citizensciencegis and #publicscholars Why do you do what you do? That’s a hard question, much harder than the question: what do you do? The question of why drives my work as a public scholar. On my academic journey - from a bright-eyed...

Oct 18, 2018
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