I have started seeing the uniformed youth heading back to school, which made me think it is time to remind everyone about one of the purposes of popscinz.
The Tui project was our first experiment on Citizen Science, but at least I hope it can go a bit further than that. If you are a teacher, are still a school student, or a parent of one (or know one for that matter), take advantage of this site. The data from the Tui project is freely available for everyone to use as they like, and I would love to see schools taking advantage of all of your contributions.
Similarly, if a citizen science project seems to be a good approach for your school, please let us know and we will give you access to the site so that you can start your own project.
It was recently pointed out to me by Cameron Neylon, that, at least in the UK Universities are considered commercial institutions. I am not sure whether that is true in New Zealand, or whether that also applies to Primary and Seconday schools. If it does, then the Creative Commons 3.0 BY-NC-SA licence that this blog is under, does not extend to all educational use.
Because there has been substantial contribution from New Zealand Citizen Scientists to this site based upon the origina licencing, I think it would not be right for me to change the licence at this point in time. However, I would like to extend the licencisng of the material that “I” contribute to the site to be freely available for any educational purposes within and outside New Zealand.
If you would like to use content provided by the public, please contact us and we will try to help you with that.
Once again, we keep looking forward to receiving your tui sightings!