Citizen Science GIS

A Bird’s-Eye View of the Indian River...

OAK HILL, FLORIDA. In 2016, the University of Central Florida’s Citizen Science GIS team led by Dr. Timothy Hawthorne launched its Open Reef Initiative to create high-resolution aerial imagery of vulnerable islands and coastal environments in Belize using relatively affordable, consumer-level drones. Recently, the Coastal...

Nov 28, 2018
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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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Engineering Night at Milwee Middle School- A...

Written by Undergraduates Patricia Bencivenga (Sociology Major), Sara Peluso (Environmental Major), and Amber Rutstein (Environmental Major) On April 26th, the Citizen Science GIS team took the Maps, Apps and Drones Tour to Milwee Middle School for Engineering Night. This tour stop was special because we...

May 11, 2018
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Renaissance Charter at Goldenrod Journey with Drones...

Written by Undergraduate Carolynn Turneur (Biology major) and PhD Student Lain Graham (Sociology major) The Citizen Science GIS Team took the maps, apps, and drones tour to Renaissance Charter at Goldenrod on May 4th.  We spent the beginning of our summer break from UCF with...

May 7, 2018
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Shingle Creek Elementary’s Journey with Drones and...

Written by Undergraduates Sara Peluso (Environmental Major), Carolynn Turneur (Biology Major),  Pahola Zamora (Anthropology Major) The Citizen Science GIS Team took the maps, apps, and drones tour to Shingle Creek Elementary on April 5th. Our time was spent with 12 awesome students in the school’s...

Apr 9, 2018
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The First Maps, Apps and Drones tour...

Written by UCF Sociology Ph.D. student, Lain Graham, and Undergraduate Anthropology major Pahola Zamora   [caption id="attachment_2508" align="aligncenter" width="604"] WALL-E  the robot in Mrs. Spain’s robot’s classroom listening to our presentation about maps, apps, and drones.[/caption] On Friday, February 2nd the maps, apps, and drones...

Feb 6, 2018
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Citizen Science Takes Off at UCF Family...

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)...

Dec 5, 2017
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Supporting Science’s Next Generation at UCF GIS...

Written by UCF Sociology and GIS Ph.D. Student, Lain Graham: GIS Day at UCF on November 14 and 15 gave us all the geotingles!! A term coined by the one and only, Dr. Joseph Kerski, Education Manager at Esri and keynote speaker at UCF’s 2017...

Nov 28, 2017
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Taking Flight at Eagle Creek Elementary through...

Citizen Science GIS Eagle Creek Event Team: GIS team Sociology and GIS M.A. Student, Nicholas Altizer, Pre-Med Undergraduate and Carolynn Turneur, led by Sociology and GIS Ph.D. Student, Lain Graham. Twenty-one, 5th grade students at Eagle Creek Elementary had the opportunity to learn about the...

Oct 13, 2017
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Sanford Middle Schoolers Reach New Heights with...

On Monday September 25, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria fresh in their minds, eighth-graders from Sanford Middle School had the chance to become drone pilots, learning how drones can be helpful in disaster planning, management, and recovery. After researchers from the University of Central...

Oct 2, 2017
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