July Meeting of ACSA-Vic: Citizen Meteorology, Environmental DNA and School Curriculum Alignment
We spent a stimulating afternoon with some fascinating people for our second Chapter meeting of the year on 19 July.
We heard from David Gooding on the Bureau of Meteorology’s Weather Observation Website, from Jack Nunn on the Science for All eDNA project, and from Libby Hillman on the fantastic work of the Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria in enabling learning communities with the toolkit for effective citizen science.
Workshops focused on the education sector and project alignment with learning communities; the social science of community engagement, including engagement metrics and tools; the recruitment and retention of citizen scientists in projects; and the consolidation and alignment of Victoria’s citizen science programs and their outputs.
Thanks to everyone who came along or tuned in via webinar, and thanks to Linden Ashcroft and the Bureau for hosting us on the day. For those involved in citizen science programs and projects, you can send any info and news through to [email protected] to inform an upcoming email newsletter. You should also consider nominating for a role on our coordinating committee for an upcoming election – we need committed people to fill a number of roles as we build the state’s program. To keep informed, you can sign up to the mailing list; the signup form is available from the sidebar at https://inspiringvictoria.org.au/programs/citizen-science/ or from the Citizen Science Victoria Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CitSciVic/ .
The passionate Libby Hillman from @GeographyVic – a vibrant teachers’ association enabling amazing things in learning communities, helping teachers to incorporate #GIS, #environmental science, #demographics & #citizenscience to the Australian curriculum. https://t.co/EkC9UusQhO pic.twitter.com/WmPBLmUXqP
— Citizen Science Victoria (@CitSciOz_VIC) July 19, 2018