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Join us for this gathering of citizen science researchers, educators, organizers, and participants on April 16, National Citizen Science Day! Panel discussions will focus on the role of citizen science in ecological and environmental research, education, conservation, monitoring, and action.  The event is free, but please register so we’ll know you are coming!

 

Symposium Schedule

French Family Science Center, Room 2231,
124 Science Drive, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Register (Free)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

8:45 – 9:00:  Coffee/tea

9:00 – 9:45:  Keynote Address

Caren Cooper, Associate Professor, Forestry & Environmental Resources, NC State University, Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Leadership in Public Science; Assistant Head, Biodiversity Lab, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

9:45-11:45:  Panel Session I – From Citizen Science to Scientific Knowledge

Moderator:  Holly Menninger, Director of Public Science, College of Sciences, NC State University

Allen Hurlbert, Associate Professor, Biology & Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology, UNC-Chapel Hill

Carrie Seltzer, Program Manager for BioBlitz, National Geographic Society

Ross Meentemeyer, Professor and Director, Center for Geospatial Analytics, College of Natural Resources, NC State University; Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Geospatial Analytics

Alex Manda, Assistant Professor and Research Scientist, Geological Sciences and Institute for Coastal Science and Policy, East Carolina University

11:45 – 1:00  Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:45  Panel Session II – Citizen Science in the University

Moderator:  Jory Weintraub, Science Communication Program Director and Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Initiative for Science & Society, Duke University

Holly Menninger, Director of Public Science, College of Sciences, NC State University

Nicolette Cagle, Lecturer in Environmental Science & Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment; Director, Environmental Science Summer Program; Director, NSOE Communications Studio, Duke University

Jason Painter, Director, The Science House, NC State University

Alan Weakley, Director, UNC Herbarium, North Carolina Botanical Garden; Adjunct Associate Professor, Biology & Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology, UNC-Chapel Hill

2:45 – 3:00  Coffee/tea Break

3:00 – 5:00  Panel Session III – Building Citizen Science Communities

Moderator:  Caren Cooper, NC State University and NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Damon Waitt, Director, North Carolina Botanical Garden, UNC-Chapel Hill

Adrienne Wootten, Graduate Research Assistant, State Climate Office of North Carolina; Ph.D. Candidate, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, NC State University

Rebecca Jordan, Professor, Citizen Science and Environmental Education, Human Ecology & Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources; Director, Program in Science Learning, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

Gretchen Gehrke, Data Quality and Advocacy Steward and Ph.D. Environmental Geochemistry, Public Lab

5:00 – 6:00  Reception in the Atrium, French Family Science Center

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