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Denver, Colorado, September 11-12, 2012


Partnering for Science: Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Workshop on Citizen Science is available at:


Hines, Megan; Benson, Abigail; Govoni, David; Masaki, Derek; Poore, Barbara; Simpson, Annie; and Tessler, Steven, 2013, Partnering for Science; Proceedings of the USGS Workshop on Citizen Science (ver. 1.1, March 2015): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1234, 51 p.,



The USGS Citizen Science Workshop goals are:

  • To raise awareness of research within the USGS that incorporates citizen science
  • To create a Community of Practice from which knowledge and expertise can be shared
  • To provide a forum to discuss the challenges of – and opportunities for – incorporating citizen science into research at the USGS
  • To educate and support scientists and managers whose projects may benefit from public participation in scientific research

If program or project members are unable to participate in person or via remote access, we plan to capture information and details about all projects in which USGS researchers participate directly or indirectly. 

The CSWG intends that the workshop report and a supporting website will document the most complete picture of current and future citizen science activities within the USGS and partners.


The Citizen Science Workshop will be on September 11 and 12, 2012.

Topics we will explore at the Workshop:

  • Citizen Science Policy and Challenges
  • Engaging the Public In Scientific Research
  • Data Collection & Management
  • Technology & Tools

Attendees at the Workshop will participate in plenary speaker sessions, Lightning Talks (short, no slide or one-slide presentations, 3-5 minutes), and 'structured discussions' for each main topic. 

Invited speakers will provide background information and status updates pertaining to a topic from their area of interest and research and respond to questions or inquiries on their work. 

All attendees have the opportunity to submit an abstract to give quick Lightning Talks on a topic, or display posters in the meeting room.  Invited speakers will be contacted directly by one of the many session chairs. 


Hotel Information

Workshop Venue Information

  • Workshop will be held at the Ice Core Auditorium, Room S29, in Building 810 at the Denver Federal Center
  • Map of the location of the Ice Core Auditorium. 


Register for the USGS Citizen Science Workshop through the USGS Event Manager -





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