Western Lake Superior Region Citizen Science Survey
The newly formed Lake Superior Regional Citizen Science Collaborative (LSRCSC) seeks to identify citizen science efforts and opportunities in the Western Lake Superior Region (current focus is NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin). Through the collaborative we seek to create an opportunity for communication and collaboration among researchers, educators and volunteers who want to engage in citizen science in our region. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey. We thank you in advance for your time. This project is funded by a University of Minnesota Serendipity Grant. Direct questions or concerns about survey to: Ryan Hueffmeier,
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1. What is your role within citizen science? (Check all that apply)
I use/can use citizen scientist assistance for my projects.
I coordinate citizen scientist activity.
I provide training for citizen scientists.
I volunteer as a citizen scientist.
I am interested in becoming a citizen scientist.
I use citizen science as an educational tool
2. How long have you been involved with citizen science?
I've never participated in citizen science activities
Less than one year
More than 10 years
3. What type of agency/organization are you affiliated with? (check all that apply)
College or University
I am not affiliated with an agency/organization
4. In what ways are you engaged with citizen science? (check all that apply)
I am a citizen scientist.
Citizen scientists collect data for my project(s).
I train citizen scientists to collect data.
I coordinate citizen scientists.
As a citizen scientist, I add data to websites such as
(i.e.participate in crowd sourcing).
I'm not involved in citizen science
5. Please list the citizen science projects with which you've been involved (project name, website, coordinators, contact info, etc...)
6. Are you interested in participating in a network of citizen science practitioners (researchers, educators and citizens) that informs, connects and educates each other about topics related to citizen science?
7. How would you use the network?
8. What would make this network useful to you?
9. How would you like to become more involved with citizen science?
I could use help from the public to collect data, but don't at this time.
I could use help from the public to analyze data.
I am interested in volunteering
I am interested in using citizen science as an educational tool
10. What barriers, if any, are preventing your involvement in citizen science?
Knowledge (i.e. confidence in ability to participate)
Access to equipment and supplies
11. The LSRCSC will be hosting a regional citizen science symposium in Duluth, MN December 2017 please indicate what training or conference sessions topics would interest you. Please add additional topics. (check all that apply)
Developing research protocols for citizen scientists
Data entry tools / platforms
Ensuring quality data
Use of social media
Developing promotional materials
Developing instructional materials
Using citizen science to teach environmental education/STEM
Networking with others working in citizen science
Citizen science-related work going on in the region
Case studies of specific citizen science programs
Hands on field Identification (plants, birds, earthworms, insects, etc.)
Anishinaabe citizen science
Intergrating Arts & Science
Crowdsourcing data analysis
Integrating social and natural science
On-line graphing and data visualization tools
12. Additional comments, questions or concerns
13. What is your home zip code?
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