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Nominations for the ACSA Management Committee are now open! There are six positions available, each with a two-year term beginning January 2019. Are you interested in joining our team? Read on to find out more, as well as a recap of Martin Brocklehurt’s Australian tour and the latest CitSciOz publications.

Join the ACSA team! 

Nominations for positions on the ACSA Management Committee are open! Being on the committee is a highly rewarding experience, and provides members with an opportunity to engage with peers, professionals and the community to help advance citizen science both within Australia and globally.

Self-nominations and nominations of others are encouraged (please see Terms of Reference and position descriptions below). If nominating someone else, please first confirm their interest in serving if elected. Once nominations are received, they will be considered for inclusion in the pool of nominees on which financial members of the Association will vote.

Nominations are due by Monday 29th October, 2018. You must be a current ACSA member to nominate or be nominated for a position. The Terms of Reference and basic responsibilities for the positions are available here. Please contact Amy Slocombe at amy.slocombe@austmus.gov.au with any questions or concerns.

Please use the link below to submit your nomination. Accessing the link provides an overview of all details needed to submit. All nominations will be reviewed by the current committee, and someone from ACSA will be in contact with you. Nomination deadline is Monday 29th October, 2018.


Thank you for your interest in growing and developing the Australian Citizen Science Association by making a nomination of a candidate or candidates.

Survey Reminder: One week to go! 

A gentle reminder that the ACSA Membership Survey will close in one week. Have you completed the survey yet? Members and non-members are encouraged to complete it. Please access the survey via the link below.


Martin Brocklehurst in Australia

Martin Brocklehurst recently concluded a 3-week Australian tour, in which he set out to meet as many important and influential people as possible who might help develop citizen science in Australia. According to ACSA member Libby Hepburn, Martin met or presented to “over 250 people from more organisations that we can count, at both State and National level, at 21 meetings over the 3 weeks of his visit”. 

Libby has written a detailed account of Martin’s visit, which you can read via the Blogs section on our website.

“The challenge now is to build on the interest and energy that exists and find Australian mechanisms to embed citizen science as a routine part of Government Policy development and implementation across Australia.”

Recent CitSci Publications

The October 2018 ACSA Publications List is now up on our website!
Thanks to Colleen Foolz for compiling this edition, and to all of you for contributing your listings. Stay tuned for the next call out.

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