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Calling All Citizen Scientists

Posted August 25, 2014 by LSC

You are invited to attend a citizen science (also known as “public participation in scientific research” or PPSR) conference on September 9 and 10, 2014, hosted by the Miistakis Institute in partnership with the Under Western Skies conference at Mount Royal University (MRU) in Calgary.

The Exploring the PPSR Landscape Under a Western Sky conference has a goal to stimulate communication, collaboration and innovation in the field of citizen science in western Canada.

There are a number of exciting theme areas designed to help you learn about the practice of citizen science. Check out some of their exciting guest presenters:

  • Tina Phillips, Cornell University, Evaluating the Conservation Potential of Citizen Science: Emerging principles and practices for the 21st century.
  • Dr. Rod Dobell, University of Victoria, Digital Fishers: Science-oriented crowdsourcing and participatory public policy.
  • Julie Vastine, Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring (ALLARM), Dickinson College Volunteer Stream Monitoring: A tool for change.
  • Dr. Stuart Lynn, Adler, Planetarium, Chicago, IL, The Zooniverse, the challenges of building an online platform for citizen science.

To view the full conference agenda and registration/accommodation information, please visit:

Meet Our New Outreach Coordinator

Posted August 7, 2014 by LSC

Land Stewardship Centre (LSC) is taking its outreach and community relations efforts to the next level and we’ve hired a new staff member to help us get there. We’re excited to introduce you to Alexandra Frederickson, our new Outreach Coordinator.

With a degree in Natural Resource Conservation from the University of British Columbia, and as a recent graduate of the environmental management program at Niagara College Canada, Alexandra is eager to engage and promote environmental awareness to people everywhere to encourage the use of sustainable practices. Her interest in sustainable forestry and knowledge in resource conservation aligns well with LSC’s efforts to support the stewardship ethic and promote sound land stewardship practices.

To start, Alex’s efforts over the coming months will focus on liaising with community stewardship organizations and other key stakeholders, attending special events and trade shows to promote LSC and its programs, and assisting in the planning and implementation of our Stewards in Motion events that will take place this fall and winter.

You can connect with Alex at or 780–483-1885 extension 225.

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