Citizen Science & Higher Education Symposium
Saturday, September 12 via Zoom.
Join us on September 12th for a virtual one-day symposium focused on exploring the intersection of citizen science and institutions of higher education.
Can citizen science improve higher education? Can higher education improve citizen science? What roles can community colleges, private colleges, land-grant universities, historically black colleges and universities, and other institutions of higher education play in introducing students to citizen science? How can local communities partner with students and faculty in higher education in carrying out citizen science for environmental justice and actionable solutions? How can science centers, museums, and environmental educators partner with institutions of higher education for best practices in citizen science? How might K-12 teachers, government agencies, and industry partner with institutions of higher education for innovations in citizen science? Explore these questions and many, many more.
This academic event is open to any citizen science practitioners, students, researchers, educators, organizers, and participants. Take part to learn from other citizen science programs, share findings, and discuss ideas while networking with a community of citizen science professionals. Attendees can look forward to flash talks, workshops, posters, and a virtual networking lunch.
Call for Proposals
The call for proposals is now CLOSED.
Keynote: Dr. Sacoby Wilson
Dr. Wilson will be presenting a talk titled “Environmental Justice and Citizen Science 3.0: The Call for More Just, Equitable, Inclusive, and Action-Oriented Science”
Dr. Wilson is an environmental health scientist with over ten years of experience working in community-university partnerships on environmental health and justice issues. Dr. Wilson is an associate professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park.
- Networking lunch
- Speed talks
- Poster presentations
You can view the detailed schedule with presenters here.
NC State’s Leadership in Public Science cluster
Community-Campus Partnership for Health
Citizen Science Association
EcoExplore – an initiative of the NC Arboretum
The Science House
Caren Cooper, NCSU, Leadership in Public Science cluster
Valerie Johnson, Shaw University, Dean of School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities
Al Richmond, Executive Director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Kwesi Craig Brookins, NCSU, Director of Community-University Partnership
Questions about the event and/or the Citizen Science Campus at NC State? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.