Citizen Science Day 2019

Citizen Science Day 2019 is this Saturday, April 13th and is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing contributions to science made by volunteers! Many discoveries would not have been made without the generous contributions of volunteer scientists and Mark2Cure would be nothing without the Mark2Curators. To find a Citizen Science Day event near you, visit SciStarter. If you're in San Diego, come to the San Diego Citizen Science Expo at the North University Community Library, participate in the StallCatchers Megathon and learn about the San Diego City-Nature Challenge happening towards the end of April.

The San Diego Citizen Science Expo

Who: Anyone who wants to do science
What: San Diego Citizen Science Day Expo
When: Saturday, April 13, 2018. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: North University Community Library
8820 Judicial Dr
San Diego, CA 92122

Cost: Free

This year, Mark2Cure super-contributor and StallCatcher extraordinaire, Tom Adams will be helping us run our in house StallCatchers event at the expo on behalf of the San Diego Public Libraries. The Megathon will happen at the San Diego Citizen Science Expo from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. You can join us in person at the event or from the comfort of your own home (team name: 'SD library's Finest CITYzens').

Additionally, there will be a series of talks/demos from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM in preparation for the City Nature Challenge:
1:00 – 1:20 pm – Safety and BioBlitzing (Cal. Dept of Fish and Wildlife)
1:20 – 1:40 pm – Spotting critters and what to look for (San Diego Tracking Team)
1:40 – 2:00 pm – How to take pictures and use iNat to participate in a bioblitz (San Diego Natural History Museum)

Other local citizen science groups that will be at this year's expo include:

  • Organizer: La Jolla Public Library
  • Organizer: Mark2Cure (Su Lab, The Scripps Research Institute)
  • Organizer: Scripps Research Community Teaching Labs
  • Presenter: California Dept of Fish and Wildlife
  • Participant: Ocean Sanctuaries
  • Presenter: San Diego Tracking Team
  • Participant: Gut Instinct / Galileo
  • Participant: San Diego County Department of Vector Control
  • Participant: San Diego Mycological Society
  • Participant: San Diego Barcode of Life
  • Presenter: The San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Participant: Escondido Creek Conservancy