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  1. Miyoko Chu
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/miyoko-chu/b/3b2/799
  3. Senior Director of Communications
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  1. David Bonter
  2. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/bonter/
  3. Director of Citizen Science
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  1. Jennifer Borland
  2. Senior Research Associate
  3. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  4. Rockman et al
  1. Charles Eldermire
  2. http://www.linkedin.com/in/celdermire
  3. Bird Cams Project Leader
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  1. Rachael Mady
  2. Graduate Student
  3. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  4. Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  1. Tina Phillips
  2. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=1677
  3. Research & Evaluation Manager
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  1. Benjamin Walters
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjamin-walters-283461105/
  3. Bird Cams Communication Specialist
  4. Presenter’s NSFRESOURCECENTERS
  5. Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Live Science: Co-Creating Investigations with Bird Cams

NSF Awards: 1713225

2018 (see original presentation & discussion)

Adult learners, Informal / multi-age

Each year, more than a million people watch the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's live streaming Bird Cams, witnessing the lives of birds unfolding up close, often in surprising ways. What if viewers from around the world could share observations and questions about what they're seeing and work together to make new discoveries? Our project aims to build online tools and spaces for viewers and scientists to co-create investigations using live cams. Pushing beyond the boundaries of traditional citizen science, participants will be able to join each step of the scientific process: Observing birds on the cams; Asking, discussing, and choosing research questions in online forums and live Q&As; Collecting data by tagging live and archived video; Analyzing and Interpreting results with interactive visualizations; and Sharing the findings online. The impact? By bringing field biology into living rooms, people of all walks of life will be able to observe and explore the natural world together, synthesizing new knowledge for science. Through evaluation, we will learn how these experiences may deepen science skills and knowledge of birds and the environment. In a time when powerful new technologies are transforming the potential for online and real-time collaboration, this project will also reveal how to create effective tools and supports for research co-created by communities at national and international scales.

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