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IDENTIFICATION

Start date : 2007/01/01
  • Beta start date : N/A
  • End date : Still open.
Subject

Description Celebrate Urban Birds engages urban and rural residents in science, cultural, and community activities related to birds. Participants receive or download a free kit with posters, flower seeds, and data forms, then observe a small, defined bird-watching area for 10 minutes and report on the presence or absence of 16 species of birds. (Citizen Science Program, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, retrieved Sept. 24 2013) Purpose The project assesses the value of green spaces for birds, ranging in size from a potted plant to half a basketball court. ? Research question

TEAM

MAIN TEAM LOCATION
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Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Project team page http://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/citizenscience/ Leader: Karen Purcel (?) Institution: Partner institutions: Contact: Karen Purcel (?) http://celebrateurbanbirds.org/about/contact-us/, kap7@cornell.edu

USER TASKS

CONTRIBUTION TYPE: data collection
PARTICIPATION TYPOLOGY: crowdsourcing


GAMING GENRE NONE
GAMING ELEMENTS: NONE

COMPUTING
THINKING
SENSING
GAMING

Tasks description Participants have to:

  • Pick a precise area;
  • watch birds during 10 minutes (can be repeated);
  • fill in a report sheet containing a list of 16 birds observed and not observed
  • send in the report form electronically or on paper.

Interaction with objects Participants can try to attract birds by creating feeders Interface

  • Data type to manipulate:
  • interface enjoyment: cool/attractive
  • Interface usability: easy to use

GUIDANCE

GUIDANCE
  • Tutorial:
  • Peer to peer guidance: Somewhat
  • Training sequence: Somewhat
FEEDBACK ON
  • Individual performance:
  • Collective performance:
  • Research progress: x

Feedback and guidance description

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY TOOLS
  • Communication: blog
  • Social Network: N/A
  • Member profiles:: no
  • Member profile elements:
NEWS & EVENTS
  • Main news site:
  • Frequency of project news updates: less than weekly
  • Type of events: Social events
  • Frequency of events :

Community description

  • Community size (volounteers based)
  • Role:
  • Interaction form:
  • Has official community manager(s): maybe
  • Has team work N/A
  • Other:
  • Community led additions:


Other information

1 PROJECT

Url:http://celebrateurbanbirds.org/
Start date: 2007/01/01
End date: Still open
Infrastructure: Cornell Lab citizen science technology

2 TEAM

Official team page:http://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/citizenscience/
Leader: Karen Purcel (?)


Contact: http://celebrateurbanbirds.org/about/contact-us/, kap7@cornell.edu, http://celebrateurbanbirds.org/about/contact-us/, kap7@cornell.edu
Main location: Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

3 PROJECT DEFINITION


3.1 Subject

Natural sciences > Ornithology (nature/conservation)

3.2 Description

Celebrate Urban Birds engages urban and rural residents in science, cultural, and community activities related to birds. Participants receive or download a free kit with posters, flower seeds, and data forms, then observe a small, defined bird-watching area for 10 minutes and report on the presence or absence of 16 species of birds. (Citizen Science Program, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, retrieved Sept. 24 2013)

3.3 Purpose.

The project assesses the value of green spaces for birds, ranging in size from a potted plant to half a basketball court.

3.4 .

4 ABOUT PARTICIPANT TASKS


4.1 Tasks description.

Participants have to:

  • Pick a precise area;
  • watch birds during 10 minutes (can be repeated);
  • fill in a report sheet containing a list of 16 birds observed and not observed
  • send in the report form electronically or on paper.

4.2 Interaction with system objects.

Participants can try to attract birds by creating feeders

Grey typology Participation typology Contribution type:
Computing: NO Thinking: NO
Sensing: YES Gaming: NO
Crowdsourcing Distributed intelligence
Participatory science Extreme citizen science
Science outreach
Data collection
Data analysis
Data interpretation --------
Gaming
Genre: Gaming elements: reward batches, other
Interface
Data type to manipulate: interface enjoyment: cool/attractive
Interface usability: easy to use
Member profiles::no
Member profile elements:


5 ABOUT GUIDANCE AND FEEDBACK


Guidance Feedback on
Tutorial and documentation: YES
Training sequence: SOMEWHAT
Peer to peer guidance: SOMEWHAT
individual performance: YES
collective performance: YES
research progress: NO

5.1 .

6 COMMUNITY


Tools News & Events

Communication: blog
Social Network: N/A

Main news site:
Frequency of project news updates: less than weekly
Type of events: Social events
Frequency of events :

Community description

Community size (volounteers based):
Role: Interaction form:
Has official community manager(s): maybe
Has team work N/A

Other information about community:
Community led additions:

7 OTHER PROJECT INFORMATION




Yes [[has completion level::Low]

http://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/citizenscience/ Karen Purcel (?) Ithaca, NY 14850, USA http://celebrateurbanbirds.org/about/contact-us/, kap7@cornell.edu

Yes Ornithology Natural sciences nature/conservation The project assesses the value of green spaces for birds, ranging in size from a potted plant to half a basketball court.


Celebrate Urban Birds Participants have to:

  • Pick a precise area;
  • watch birds during 10 minutes (can be repeated);
  • fill in a report sheet containing a list of 16 birds observed and not observed
  • send in the report form electronically or on paper.

data collection Various rewards, in particular batches and various nice looking posters. Special events are also organized. crowdsourcing , other: Thinking: no Computing: no Sensing: yes Gaming: no reward batches, other

Participants can try to attract birds by creating feeders cool/attractive easy to use yes somewhat N/A yes yes no

no

maybe blog N/A Social events


less than weekly


N/A


Low

8 Materials for Participants

In addition, participants are encouraged to participate and organize other activities, e.g. Art Activities for Community Events

9 News, Events


Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY


Celebrate Urban Birds! A gateway to science for all.. Purcell, K., Dickinson, J. L. (2012)

✄   Purcell, K., Dickinson, J. L. 2012. Celebrate Urban Birds! A gateway to science for all.. Pages 191-200 in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research (Dickinson, J. L., Bonney, R.

Celebrate Urban Birds! A gateway to science for all.. Purcell, K., Dickinson, J. L. (2012)

Purcell, K., Dickinson, J. L. 2012. Celebrate Urban Birds! A gateway to science for all.. Pages 191-200 in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research (Dickinson, J. L., Bonney, R.
Facts about "Celebrate Urban Birds"
Has Haklay typology levelcrowdsourcing +
Has addressIthaca, NY 14850, USA +
Has authorPurcell +, K. +, Dickinson + and J. L. +
Has citizen science subject areanature/conservation +
Has collective performance feedbackyes +
Has community managermaybe +
Has community toolsBlog +
Has completion levelLow +
Has contact personKaren Purcel (?) +
Has contact person URLhttp://celebrateurbanbirds.org/about/contact-us/ + and http://kap7@cornell.edu +
Has date2,012 +
Has event typesSocial events +
Has field of scienceOrnithology +
Has gaming elementsreward batches + and other +
Has individual performance feedbackyes +
Has infrastructureCornell Lab citizen science technology +
Has interaction with objectsParticipants can try to attract birds by creating feeders +
Has interface attractivitycool/attractive +
Has interface usabilityeasy to use +
Has member profilesno +
Has participant contribution typedata collection +
Has participant retributionVarious rewards + and in particular batches and various nice looking posters. Special events are also organized. +
Has participant task descriptionParticipants have to:
  • Pick a precise area;
  • watch birds during 10 minutes (can be repeated);
  • fill in a report sheet containing a list of 16 birds observed and not observed
  • send in the report form electronically or on paper. +
Has peer to peer guidancesomewhat +
Has project access URLhttp://celebrateurbanbirds.org/ +
Has project descriptionCelebrate Urban Birds engages urban and ru
Celebrate Urban Birds engages urban and rural residents in science, cultural, and community activities related to birds. Participants receive or download a free kit with posters, flower seeds, and data forms, then observe a small, defined bird-watching area for 10 minutes and report on the presence or absence of 16 species of birds. (Citizen Science Program, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, retrieved Sept. 24 2013)
b of Ornithology, retrieved Sept. 24 2013) +
Has project nameCelebrate Urban Birds +
Has project news updatesless than weekly +
Has project purposeThe project assesses the value of green spaces for birds, ranging in size from a potted plant to half a basketball court. +
Has project start dateJanuary 1, 2007 +
Has publication typeChapter of a book +
Has referencePurcell, K., Dickinson, J. L. 2012. Celebrate Urban Birds! A gateway to science for all.. Pages 191-200 in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research (Dickinson, J. L., Bonney, R. +
Has research progress feedbackno +
Has social software sitesN/A +
Has subject areaNatural sciences +
Has team leaderKaren Purcel (?) +
Has team linkhttp://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/citizenscience/ +
Has team workN/A +
Has titleCelebrate Urban Birds! A gateway to science for all. +
Has training sequenceN/A +
Has tutorials and documentationyes +
Has volonteer computingno +
Has volonteer gamingno +
Has volonteer sensingyes +
Has volonteer thinkingno +
Is opentrue +
Last editionSeptember 24, 2013 +