Tag: Citizen Science

BeeWise is “Buzzing” Right Along

What happens when you mix citizen science, youth STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, beekeeping, the Maker movement, and throw in a little Internet of Things just for fun? You get BeeWise, one of eXtension’s 2017 innovation projects. Since the project announcement, the BeeWise Apiary at the Pueblo Zoo was dedicated by Pueblo […]

Citizen Science Resources for Cooperative Extension

As part of my 2015-16 eXtension Citizen Science Fellowship, I compiled a set of resources for Citizen Science in Cooperative Extension. Read also my thoughts on the State of Citizen Science in Extension in 2016. Citizen science is continuing to grow inside and outside of Extension. There are many partnerships that cross the “boundaries” of […]

i-Three Issue Corps: Ag Adaption to Variable Weather

Project Progress Our I-Three Corps project is on schedule, YEAH!!! Our team, six members from three states, have been diligently working on the project and nearing completion.  To date, our team has finalized the evaluation method and questions for the project, identified two producers (Montana and Nebraska) and two citizen scientists (Montana) to interview and […]

i-Three Issue Corps – Citizen Science: Capturing Variability of Precipitation

Agriculture producers rely on the weather to bring them a good year for their livestock and crops.  However, as we all know, the weather can be a puzzle.  Precipitation is an important part of this puzzle and unfortunately can be very unpredictable in certain communities. Having a good sense of the precipitation within their community […]

Here Comes the PlantShoe Citizen Science Competition

Cross-discipline Collaboration Computer programmers, geospatial experts, and land management specialists are developing a customizable, collaborative, and fun eXtension citizen scientist workspace that will help forest farmers in Appalachia and beyond address issues related to site selection for planting medicinal crops. The idea is to train and equip citizen scientists from across the Appalachian chain to […]