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.[…]

International GIS Award from Esri to Citizen Science GIS

Citizen Science GIS is deeply humbled and excited to accept the 2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award from Esri, the world’s leading GIS company.  We are one of four higher education initiative worldwide this year to be accept the award! “For us, receiving the 2017 Special Achievement in GIS Award reflects the importance of connecting science Read more about International GIS Award from Esri to Citizen Science GIS[…]

A Successful Free Workshop to Educate Florida Teachers on GIS and Drones led by Citizen Science GIS

Written by Nicholas Altizer and Lain Graham On June 6, 2017, the University of Central Florida, including Citizen Science GIS and the UCF NSF CNH grant team, led a free teacher workshop to educate Florida middle school teachers on geospatial technologies and how they can be used in primary and secondary education. Led by Dr. Read more about A Successful Free Workshop to Educate Florida Teachers on GIS and Drones led by Citizen Science GIS[…]

Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site Well-Represented at AAG 2017

As told by Lain Graham, REU Senior Research Coordinator. I was honored to present our citizen science GIS research at the 2017 American Association of Geographers Conference in Boston, Massachusetts last week. I presented a poster entitled, Citizen Science GIS in Practice: Community Based Research in Hopkins, Belize, featured in the Human Geography session as Read more about Citizen Science GIS NSF REU Site Well-Represented at AAG 2017[…]

“Together, Everything is Possible,” an Esri storymap of citizensciencegis in Hopkins Belize

Ever wondered what our #citizensciencegis #NSF #REU research is all about in Hopkins, Belize? View our story through maps, images, and videos in “Together, Everything is Possible.”  It’s an #Esri #storymap about the beginnings of our National Science Foundation (NSF) #REU Site in #HopkinsVillage #Belize. This story map was produced by Lain Graham, our REU Read more about “Together, Everything is Possible,” an Esri storymap of citizensciencegis in Hopkins Belize[…]

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![…]

Together anything is possible…a documentary of our collaborative work in Belize! 

“Together Anything Is Possible!” We are very proud to present an 8.5 minute documentary video of the collaborative GIS and drone work between the Village of Hopkins, Belize, the Hopkins Village Council, Hamanasi Resort, PADF Belize, the University of Belize, Georgia State University, the Smithsonian Field Research Station in Belize, and the NSF Citizen Science Read more about Together anything is possible…a documentary of our collaborative work in Belize! […]

Citizen Science GIS REU Students Invited to Present Research to the U.S. Embassy in Belize

July 20, 2016 Belmopan, Belize Blog post written by Christine Munisteri, REU Assistant Program Coordinator, Skidmore College ’16 Today the Citizen Science GIS REU students and staff hit the road bright and early for a visit to the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan. It was the opportunity of a lifetime for students and staff to present Read more about Citizen Science GIS REU Students Invited to Present Research to the U.S. Embassy in Belize[…]