Together, everything is possible. Thank you, on behalf of Florida’s youth and teachers. Currently the giving model of Citizen Science GIS is focused on 1) launching GeoBus, our newest STEAM education initiative for Florida youth and teachers and 2) supporting the Open Reef Amazing Drone Race to drone map the islands of the Belize Barrier Reef. All GeoBus and Open Reef gifts are through University of Central Florida Foundation and are tax-deductible. Individual schools and community centers are charged a sliding fee to support GeoBus events, but your donations may help to offset or eliminate these costs to the schools/community centers. Donations for the Open Reef Amazing Drone Race will support students and boat costs as we work with boat captains, tour guides, and scientists to drone map vulnerable island environments on the world’s second largest reef.


$50: Your gift supports 2 K-12 students to spend 1 hour on GeoBus at a smaller UCF campus event.

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Our work connects people and geospatial technologies. Our largest citizen science data priority right now is in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) Florida. If you live, work, or visit the IRL we are now mapping sense of place and emotional attachment from citizen scientists just like you. Add to the map now at http://www.citizensciencegis.org/place/; it takes less than 5 minutes! And then share with a friend on social media. We also need assistance digitizing drone imagery from the Belize Barrier Reef. Contact us directly on how you can contribute data for that project.

Do you have a cool mapping idea that matters to the public good? Our goal is to provide mapping partnerships to community members, partners, and organizations around the Central Florida region and in Belize to examine social and environmental issues, challenges, and opportunities of interest to society. Projects can be of any topic benefitting society that brings people together to understand a geographic issue. If you have a mapping idea, and need a community partner, let us know. We’d love to partner with you as public scholars.

Our organization is built around the idea that people are greater than technology. People are what matter in science. We wish to engage as many partners, volunteers, and citizen scientists as possible in our work. If you want to volunteer for a few hours, a day, a week, a few months, let us know. We’d love to have you join the Citizen Science GIS team in a manner that allows you to share your talents, knowledge, and passions to benefit public scholarship.


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