NSF eelgrass drone mapping

New Teacher Funding for Drones, GIS and...

Teachers are our heroes. You know this. We at Citizen Science GIS often talk about the amazing K-12 teachers we work with and learn from around the globe. Every day, whether in person or remotely, they inspire science’s next generation. During this period of social...

Apr 22, 2020
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour Visits Avalon...

On Thursday February 20th, the Maps, Apps, and Drones Tour stopped at Avalon Middle School for their annual STEAM Family Night. Over 200 students and parents showed up to the event! Multiple visiting organizations were represented including Microsoft. We had a great time and the...

Feb 28, 2020
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Citizen Science GIS

2019: A Mappening Year of Gratitude

The same two words we used to describe 2018 summarize our feelings toward 2019: maptastic gratitude. Yep, you read that right! We have so much gratitude for all of the support and ideas generated by our maptastic community partners, citizen scientists, K-12 teachers, youth, donors,...

Dec 13, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Join Our Free Teacher Workshop Nov 16

The Citizen Science GIS Teacher Academy: An Interactive Workshop for Florida Teachers (2nd -8th grades and pre-service teachers) Saturday November 16, 2019 from 8:30 am-1:30 pm @ University of Central Florida Maps, apps, and drones for teachers! Geospatial technologies (geographic information systems, mapping, GPS, location-based services on...

Oct 4, 2019
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Maps Apps Drones Tour

Pre-register for GIS Day Event @ UCF...

JJoin us at the University of Central Florida on Thursday, November 14 from 10:30-1:30 for a free STEAM education event. GIS Day 2019 at UCF: A Focus on Maps, Apps, and Drones! Pre-register your class, organization, home school, family or just yourself for our 2019 Maps, Apps, and...

Oct 2, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

The Golden Rule, DroneCat and GeoBus at...

This week, Dr. Hawthorne and our Citizen Science GIS team brought The Golden Rule, Dronecat and GeoBus to Central Florida GIS Workshop. Dr. Hawthorne was invited as a keynote speaker to present our 40 foot city bus with a mobile citizen science laboratory focused on...

Sep 12, 2019
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Coastal Connections

Kirsten Bouck and Morgan McDonald win student...

Kirsten Bouck and Morgan McDonald, 2 of our Citizen Science GIS undergraduates in the NSF CNH coastal connections project, were co-awarded a $500 prize for 2nd place in the student presentation competition at this week’s Central Florida GIS Workshop. They shared updates on the sense...

Sep 12, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

UCF drone team finishes the mapping in...

In July of 2019, the Citizen Science GIS drone team, Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, and Hunter Searson traveled along the US Pacific Coast to coordinate drone mapping with multiple research institutions to support the NSF eelgrassresearch project with $1.3 million in funding. Pictured: Dr. Bo Yang,...

Jul 25, 2019
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NSF eelgrass drone mapping

UCF Drone Team Finishes Eelgrass Research Alongside...

The Project During June and July of 2019, Citizen Science GIS team members Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, and Hunter Searson traveled along the US Pacific Coast to coordinate drone research with multiple institutions. This research project with $1.3 million worth of funding from the...

Jul 16, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Video of Esri Oceans Plenary Keynote by...

We are pleased to share the 40 minute video of Dr. Hawthorne's recent Esri Oceans Plenary Address “The Power of People in Geospatial Technologies.” Take a journey to Belize and back as our founding director comments on the role of everyday, extraordinary people in geospatial...

Feb 13, 2019
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