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Open Science!

Our next meetup will focus on Open Science. The Open Science Cooperative is an extension of the Hive Mapping Cooperative, a 2014 Hive Learning Network project.

We will have representatives from The Peggy Notebaert Nature MuseumSweet Water FoundationFreedom Games, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to talk about their efforts to provide teens the ability to collect, manage, analyze, visualize, and share geo-referenced data through open-source mapping and data-sharing software.

The aim of this meetup is to share work to date and to connect with the larger open data/ open technology community. This is an ambitious project focused on open source tools for mapping and data collection. The OpenGov movement has much to share on these fronts, and we hope for great cross-pollination on this night!


• David Bild and Rafael Rosa from  The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will talk about their work this summer on environmental and ecological investigations

• Emmauel Pratt of the  Sweet Water Foundation will talk about their work in aquaponics

• Eve Tulbert of Freedom Games will talk about their Planet Lab program in CPS school learning gardens, engaging Greencorps Chicago youth and teacher-leaders at The Kitchen Community

•  Adam Kessel of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will alk about the Forest Preserves’ Citizen Science in Action program

• Kyla Williams of Smart Chicago will talk about our role in shepherding open technology tools in the service of youth science

We're excited the crossover summertime meetup. If you know anybody in science and have been them to your work in open gov, this is the time. Also: we always have announcements at the beginning of our meetups, and we really want to hear from people in science. Please just write to us and let us know you want to be added to the agenda!

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  • Rafael R.

    Thanks to everyone that came and participated. You gave us lots of good ideas to digest as we head into summer programming.

    June 12, 2014

  • Laura L.

    Open Gov colleagues please join us Friday at Fiber...Build It, Leverage It, and Monetize It and Tools for Community Builders. The link to the meetup is

    See you at the Microsoft Center tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.

    June 12, 2014

  • melinda

    This meet up was very informative, I look forward to attending more and getting involved.

    June 12, 2014

  • Christopher S. R.

    Another fantastic meeting at OpenGov. They always have speakers that are very passionate yet practical about what they are doing. Tonight's panel featured 5 speakers who explained the programs they were leading to empower (mostly) high school kids with data and visualization tools that help them understand and share and, most important, act on their inherent curiosity about the world around them. Science is about following curiosity, and data is a big part of its language. #kudos !!

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Dave K

    I loved the collaborative atmosphere and the open flow of ideas.

    June 11, 2014

  • Brian Eugene S.

    Have to cancel at last minute. Last minute work to catch up on. /= Will watch via livestream.

    June 11, 2014

  • Lola C.

    So sorry to miss this!

    June 9, 2014

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