Citizen Science and Sustained Engagement - The Crowd & The Cloud TV Series/Streaming


Citizen Science and Sustained Engagement - The Crowd & The Cloud TV Series/Streaming

“Earth: The Operators’ Manual” is a wonderful resource that you may remember from a few years ago!  Now, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles and his colleagues have produced THE CROWD & THE CLOUD – which is to get a preview screening at the National Academy/Keck at 6pm, Weds March 15th. 

C&C is the follow-on series to Earth: The Operators’ Manual. While all 4 programs promise to be super, please specifically look at, #4, Citizens4Earth. It specifically profiles several projects recording seasonal changes in plants and animals (birds, bees, butterflies, trees and more) and how regular folks, young and old, are capturing and sharing scientifically-valuable data. 


Catch the programs on air or online - all will be streaming at as of April 1 - but if you are in DC, check out the preview and RSVP. Pleased to say NASEM says free tickets are going fast! BTW, Waleed is co-chairing the NAS panel on Earth observations from space.


March 15 Sneak Preview of THE CROWD & THE CLOUD, a New Series

You’re invited to attend a sneak preview of clips from a new public television science series, THE CROWD & THE CLOUD on Wednesday, March 15 from 6:00-7:30 pm in Washington, DC. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the series focuses on the power of “Citizen Science in the Digital Age,” with examples that range from how crowdsourcing is speeding up Alzheimer’s research to how citizen science apps are helping to combat Zika. Series’ host Waleed Abdalati (former NASA Chief Scientist and current Director of CIRES at the University of Colorado Boulder) will be on hand for Q&A and discussion along with writer/producer Geoff Haines-Stiles (COSMOS, Earth: The Operators’ Manual).  The event will be hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine at its location on 500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. Register today!

Can’t attend? Then tune in! The first program in the 4-part series will premiere on public television’s WORLD Channel at 9pm Eastern (with a re-feed at 9pm Pacific) on Thursday April 6th, with programs 2, 3 and 4 following one week apart on the same day and at the same times.

Geoffrey Haines-Stiles

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Project Director, THE CROWD & THE CLOUD

“Citizen Science in the Digital Age"