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


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.


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