Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Vacation Gift to You

Thanks to all of you who have been following my blog for the past few months and supporting the various projects I've highlighted.  It's been great fun seeing what's out there and getting to test-run all these wonderful projects.  However, for the next two weeks I'll be taking a break...the wife and I are taking two week off to enjoy the beautiful Utah desert.  But while I'm enjoying the clear Utah skies I also have a few treats for you.

  • Society for Amateur Scientists: For fifteen years the society has worked to support citizen science through their monthly newsletter, annual meetings, and now the iDoScience web site.  So if you're interested in working with like-minded individuals from across the world, check out the site and sign up for the service.  It costs a little bit of money to join, but you should find the many benefits worth it. 
  • Science for Citizens: This useful site helps citizen scientists find projects they may be interested in, and lets researchers engage with the public on their research.  So if you are looking for new projects in the next two weeks drop by and see what they have to offer.  This is also part of the ScienceCheerleader network promoting science to the public, so check out there other sites too.
So that's all I have for now.  In the future I hope to write much longer articles on these two important citizen science groups, but for now the desert awaits.  Hhave fun over the next two weeks, and we'll talk again soon.