Citizen Science GIS

Multi-spectral drone mapping fieldwork in Indian River...

Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida carried out two drone mapping field trips (with FAA certified pilots) to Indian River Lagoon on Feb. 28 and Mar. 5, 2019. The fieldwork was planned and carried out by Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, Tori-Gaye Atterbury,...

Mar 11, 2019
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Coastal Connections

Mosquito Lagoon Listening Session – A Different...

NEW SMYRNA BEACH. Public participation and community engagement have long been discussed as critical components for relevant and effective environmental management. When scientists and other resource managers listen, learn, and incorporate ideas from local people who are intimately connected to the places they manage, everyone...

Mar 8, 2019
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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...

Mar 7, 2019
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NSF REU

NSF REU applications due March 15. Join...

This summer at the University of Central Florida, we are pleased to host our 2019 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...

Feb 13, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Video of Esri Oceans Plenary Keynote by...

We are pleased to share the 40 minute video of Dr. Hawthorne's recent Esri Oceans Plenary Address “The Power of People in Geospatial Technologies.” Take a journey to Belize and back as our founding director comments on the role of everyday, extraordinary people in geospatial...

Feb 13, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy Success

The Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy featuring a focus on maps, apps and drones training for Florida Teachers (5th-8th grades) was successfully hosted in UCF's Research Park on Feb. 2nd, 2019. The teacher workshop was part of the broader impacts of three National Science Foundation...

Feb 5, 2019
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Otronicon Highlights

Future pilots showing off their mini-drone skills. Virtual reality drone flights through the Indian River Lagoon. When the Citizen Science GIS team arrived at Otronicon last weekend, there was no shortage of eagerness and excitement for our Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour. Students and parents...

Jan 29, 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...

Jan 25, 2019
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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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