Open to the public!
This event will cap off the Citizen Science Association Conference where registered attendees with have the opportunity to mingle with the public. This event, in the Saint Paul RiverCentre Ballroom, will connect citizen science project leaders with each other and with people from St. Paul/Minneapolis who are ready to get excited about citizen science. Have a drink, and jump into a riveting round of “speed dating.” Presenters will have two minutes each round to share their project–up close and personal–with educators, librarians, and others wondering how to get started with citizen science – help guarantee that they (YOU) will walk away with 5 projects you are itching to join, get students involved in, or tell your friends about! Conference posters will remain up for this event to facilitate sharing and networking. We will end the evening with presentation of clips from Crowd and the Cloud, a 4-part public television series exploring the new frontier of citizen science in the age of mobile technology. If there are no clouds we may even do some stargazing for science!