Watch The Fantastic Feeling of Drone Flight. The Power of Youth in STEM Education.

Check out what happened when the youth of Hopkins Village Belize worked together to teach each other how to fly mini-drones at the Citizen Science GIS Youth Academy. This is what happens in STEM Education when youth are empowered to lead activities, while the adults take a step back.  We are thrilled to continue these Read more about Watch The Fantastic Feeling of Drone Flight. The Power of Youth in STEM Education.[…]

Science and Society Meet in Hopkins Village, Belize: A Video of the 2017 NSF Fieldwork

We are very pleased to present “Science and Society Meet in Hopkins, Village Belize,” a short video (less than 3 minutes) capturing the collaboration between Hopkins Village and the 2017 Citizen Science GIS National Science Foundation REU team. Thanks to Lain Graham, University of Central Florida PhD Student and Senior Research Mentor of the REU Read more about Science and Society Meet in Hopkins Village, Belize: A Video of the 2017 NSF Fieldwork[…]

Open Reef takes off with National Science Foundation funding

Open Reef, an initiative of Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida, is taking off with new funding from the United States National Science Foundation. We are thrilled to finally share that NSF has provided us with a new award to launch Open Reef as part of the Citizen Science GIS REU Site. With Read more about Open Reef takes off with National Science Foundation funding[…]

Our 2017 NSF REU Site in Belize and Orlando is Now Accepting Applications

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) #REU Site in Community GIS and Citizen Science in #Orlando and #Belize is now accepting applications from U.S. undergraduate students. The priority application deadline is Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 5 pm EST.  The fully funded research program will run from June 19-August 4, Read more about Our 2017 NSF REU Site in Belize and Orlando is Now Accepting Applications[…]

Open Reef Chapter 1 Story Map of Belize Barrier Reef Now on ArcGIS Online

We are pleased to share “Chapter 1: Beauty from Above” from the Open Reef Mapping Society now live on Esri #storymaps on #arcgisonline. Click on the story map of Belize below to view our work! Share with your friends and join the movement to #drone map all of the #Belize Barrier Reef Islands with DJI Read more about Open Reef Chapter 1 Story Map of Belize Barrier Reef Now on ArcGIS Online[…]

A Summer of Citizen Science GIS in Hopkins, Belize and Orlando, FL

September 15, 2016 Post written by Lain Graham, UCF Sociology PhD Student On August 5th 2016, our Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site research team went LIVE with the presentation of our research and results to an in person audience as well as the Facebook world summarizing the summer of Citizen GIS in Orlando, FL (2 Read more about A Summer of Citizen Science GIS in Hopkins, Belize and Orlando, FL[…]

Introducing the Open Reef Mapping Society

Watch our trailer now and share with your friends using #citizensciencegis and #openreef. We Are The Open Reef Mapping Society from Citizen Science GIS on Vimeo.

Hopkins Belize Online Tourism Map Up and Running!

The Citizen Science GIS team, in collaboration with the Hopkins Village Council, is pleased to introduce a new online tourism map designed to be a one-stop-destination for finding establishments that are essential to all travelers in Hopkins, Belize.  As you look around, you can locate restaurants, hotels, ATMs, dive centers, and anything else you will Read more about Hopkins Belize Online Tourism Map Up and Running![…]