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Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM EST
Through volunteering, I ended up cofounding a non-profit cancer research lab, Livly, with the Director of Research at SENS, after a colleague of ours died from esophageal cancer, unable to even get an experimental treatment in the states.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM EST
Target Asteroids! builds on the tremendous foundations of amateur astronomy – throughout history, amateur and professional astronomers have made exciting discoveries, collaborated to learn more about the cosmos, and teamed up to provide details about the Solar System.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM EST
As the Director of Citizen Science at the NSF-funded National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), I work with scientists, engineers, and educators who are very excited about continental-scale ecological data. NEON will provide 30 years of data on the effects of climate change, land-use change, and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM EST
Our Citizen Science project aimed at engaging individuals as participants in research that would expand our knowledge of the ecological inventory and interactions within our Hacienda La Esperanza Nature Reserve.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM EST
In February 2010, along with Aaron Alford, I co-founded Paleo Quest, a non-profit citizen science service and research organization whose mission is to advance the sciences of paleontology and geology through research, exploration and science education.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 10:08 AM EST
Therapeutic recreation programs are uniquely suited to provide veterans treatment, while also helping individuals “recover basic motor functioning and reasoning abilities, build confidence, and socialize effectively to enable greater independence”.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 9:09 AM EST
Science should be something that is disruptively accessible. Citizen science is less about replicating science experiments and more about people from any background being empowered to create new ways to explore the overlooked, underfunded and fringe areas of science.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 8:59 AM EST
The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) was born out of the Tenyo Maru oil spill, out of the realization that scientists alone can’t begin to document what’s normal, let alone how fast things are changing. We need a willing army to make that happen. In short, we need citizens – the locals who watch, and know, and love their backyards, their environment.
Posted byon June 24, 2013 at 6:41 PM EST
Lance Oppenheim, a 17 year-old from Southwest Ranches, FL, featured the winner of a literary writing contest in a video called Open Your Eyes which asked participants to describe what child hunger means to them. Lance serves as a National Youth Advisory Council member of generationOn, the global youth service enterprise of Points of Light.
Posted byon June 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM EST
This week, I had the opportunity to speak at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service here in Washington D.C. Sponsored by Points of Light, the conference is the world’s largest annual gathering of volunteering and service leaders and supporters.