CitSciMN 2018

CitSciMN 2018 is scheduled for November 28, 2018. Registration is now open.  We hope to see you there! Click here to learn more about this event.

Location: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102

Schedule:

9:00 Opening

9:30 Keynote: Holly Menninger, Director of Public Engagement & Science Learning, Bell Museum  of Natural History, "From Belly Buttons to Basements: Lessons Learned from Engaging the Public in the Study of the Biodiversity in their Daily Lives"

10:30 Networking (visit exhibitor tables, view posters, and listen to Ignite! presentations)

11:15 Panel Discussion: Using citizen science data to inform policy, research, and management

Panelists: Craig Packer-UMN College of Biological Sciences, Dr. Anu Ramaswami-UMN      Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, Pete Boulay-CoCoRaHS, Angela Grill, Three Rivers Parks District

12:15 Lunch

1:15 Facilitated Roundtable Discussions. 

Topics: Citizen science project initiation & design, Volunteer engagement, Data management,  Champions & hubs for citizen science

2:45 Networking (visit exhibitor tables, view posters, and listen to Ignite! presentations)

3:30 Keynote: Eva Lewandowski, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources "The Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Network: Building and Coordinating a Statewide Collaboration"

4:30  Closing

5:00 Eat, Drink, & CitSci: Casual gathering at Eagle Street Grille.  Come enjoy a relaxed networking hour and avoid fighting traffic on your way home!

If you are interested in presenting an Ignite! session, poster, or exhibit table, please sign up here.

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This event is hosted by University of Minnesota Extension with additional support from the Science Museum of Minnesota.