Date: 2/27/17 1:11 pm
From: Sandra Laursen <salaursen...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: ecosymposium on Citizen Science, March 18, Boulder
Just a reminder of the upcoming BCNA ecosymposium on citizen science.
Birders may be particularly interested in the talk by eBird co-founder
Chris Wood from the Cornell Lab, and on reports from local natural history
projects including monitoring of locally sensitive bird species. Please
see the original post for more details, or visit the website:

- Sandra Laursen

On Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9:36:03 AM UTC-7, Sandra Laursen wrote:
> This year Boulder County Nature Association’s (BCNA) annual spring
> ecosymposium focuses on citizen science. Birders are invited to join us on
> Saturday, March 18, 2017.
> *Finding the Science in Citizen Science: Front Range Environments*
> This year's ecosystem symposium will address the potential and limitations
> of citizen science for understanding environmental problems and engaging
> people in environmental observations. The program will feature citizen
> science projects with local involvement and high relevance for Front Range
> ecosystems, such as BCNA’s work with Boulder County to monitor breeding
> populations of locally threatened bird species.
> On the national level, featured speakers include Chris Wood, Assistant
> Director of Information at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology where he leads a
> variety of projects including eBird, and Waleed Abdalati from CU Boulder,
> who will be hosting the PBS TV series, “The Crowd and the Cloud,” on PBS
> this spring. We’ll also feature lightning talks, posters and info tables
> for projects seeking to recruit citizen science volunteers.
> The final panel, moderated by Greg Newman, founder and director of
> CitSci.organd a research scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology
> Laboratory at Colorado State University, will take a broad look at the
> challenges of citizen science efforts for both the ‘citizen’ and the
> ‘science’ parts of the work.
> The ecosymposium will be held March 18th from 9 am-2:30 pm at the
> University of Colorado Boulder, Sustainability, Energy and Environment
> Complex (SEEC), 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder CO 80303. BCNA will offer a
> simple lunch - please make a donation, and bring your own plate, cup and
> flatware to reduce waste - or you can bring your own lunch.
> For more information:

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