Sanford Middle Schoolers Reach New Heights with Citizen Science GIS’s Maps, Apps and Drones Lesson!

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 Florida’s Citizen Science GIS and Open Reef Projects shared how Read more about Sanford Middle Schoolers Reach New Heights with Citizen Science GIS’s Maps, Apps and Drones Lesson![…]

Julia Jeanty, 2017 REU Alum, presents at National Association for Black Geoscientists Meeting

Written by Julia Jeanty, University of Florida undergraduate student. Hello! My name is Julia Jeanty and I am a 4th year Environmental Geosciences and Sustainability Studies major at the University of Florida. It was my great fortune to have attended the National Association for Black Geoscientists 36th Annual Technical Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this month Read more about Julia Jeanty, 2017 REU Alum, presents at National Association for Black Geoscientists Meeting[…]

Locating Knights Pantry Donation Boxes at UCF

Citizen Sciences GIS Partners with Knights Helping Knights Pantry at University of Central Florida to Map Campus Donation Boxes to Support Post-Irma Efforts We are pleased to share an interactive web mapping application for locating all campus donation boxes at UCF to support donations to the UCF student-led Knights Helping Knights Pantry. Please share on Read more about Locating Knights Pantry Donation Boxes at UCF[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

Starting a GIS Career Before Graduation! Possible with Hard Work and Citizen Science GIS.

We are very proud of 2017 REU Scholar Amanda Ashby (a sociology major at University of Central Florida) for being hired (before graduation!!) as a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Planner at Inwood Consulting Engineers in Oviedo, FL!  Amanda is a soon to be graduate of University of Central Florida’s Department of Sociology where she Read more about Starting a GIS Career Before Graduation! Possible with Hard Work and Citizen Science GIS.[…]

New Postdoctoral Associate Position in Coupled Natural-Human Systems at University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF), Department of Sociology, in Orlando, Florida anticipates hiring an interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholar sponsored by a $1.6 million NSF Coupled Natural-Human Systems Grant entitled “Restoration and Resilience in Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Reciprocal Dynamics of a Coastal Lagoon” (NSF Award #1617374). While at UCF, the postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to develop community and stakeholder Read more about New Postdoctoral Associate Position in Coupled Natural-Human Systems at University of Central Florida[…]

“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[…]

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[…]

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.