Resources for youth-driven science inquiry and collaboration.

The Open Science Cooperative is an extension of the Hive Mapping Cooperative, a 2014 Hive Learning Network project.

The Chicago Academy of Science and it's Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Sweet Water Foundation, and Smart Chicago Collaborative proposed the Hive Mapping Cooperative as an effort to provide teens the ability to collect, manage, analyze, visualize, and share geo-referenced data through open-source mapping and data-sharing software. This project identifies platforms to pilot in existing summer programming and facilitating collaborative youth-guided inquiry, within and across programs, into topics and issues in human ecology and urban ecosystems.

By documenting and sharing our work, we will create a toolkit of resources for youth-driven science inquiry that can be shared with other organizations through the Open Science Cooperative.

Open Science Presentation at OpenGovChicago

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, members of the Hive Mapping Cooperative presented on their programs and Open Science at the OpenGovChicago Meetup. Here is a look at some of our agenda: 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 Museum, Sweet Water Foundation, Freedom 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…

Hive Mapping Cooperative Proposal

The Chicago Academy of Science and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Sweet Water Foundation, and Smart Chicago proposed the Hive Mapping Cooperative as a way for teens in different programs to collect, manage, analyze,and share data through open-source data collecting and mapping tools. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and Sweet Water Foundation will pilot these tools with the goal of facilitating collaboration and youth-driven scientific inquiry, within and across their summer 2014 ecology and urban ecosystems programs. A large part of this project is not only piloting different open-source tools, but sharing what we learn and documenting our work. We will provide…

Program: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

More information to come about summer programming!

Mapping Tool: Google Fusion Tables and Maps

Google Fusion Tables and Maps is awesome.