Public Lab Barnraisings

### What is a Barnraising? [1]: A Barnraising is an event hosted by the Public Lab community. In the spirit of bringing a community together to collectively raise a structure such as a barn, Barnraising participants come together to test environmental monitoring tools in the field, brainstorm new research projects, share about environmental concerns, and develop strategies to address them. At the event, with the support of facilitators, people collectively set the agenda, and participate and collaborate rather than just present, talk at, and listen. People attending a Barnraising can expect to: improve social ties through in-person collaboration, participate in deep exploration of local environmental issues and ongoing community research, advance technical knowledge, and work with hands-on projects for local environmental monitoring and documenting new monitoring methods. ## Host a Barnraising See our [Host a Barnraising](/barnraising-host) page to find more resources on hosting your own Barnraising event. **** ### Past Barnraisings: * [2019 Barnraising: Galveston & Houston, USA]( * [2018 Barnraising: Guangzhou, China]( * [2018 Crisis Convening & Barnraising, Newark, New Jersey](/barnraising-newark-2018) * [2017 Barnraising: Cocodrie, Louisiana]( * [2017 Appalachia Barnraising]( * [2016 Barnraising: Cocodrie, Louisiana](wiki/barnraising-2016) * [2016 Regional Barnraising, Val Verde, CA]( * [2015 Barnraising: Cocodrie, Louisiana](/wiki/barnraising-2015) * [2015 Midwest Regional Barnraising: Chicago, Illinois](/wiki/2015-regional-barnraising) * [2014 Barnrasing: Cocodrie, Louisiana](/wiki/barnraising-2014) * [2014 Northeast Regional Barnraising: Plymouth, Massachusetts](/wiki/barnraising-northeast-2014) * [2013 Barnraising: New Orleans, Louisiana](/wiki/barnraising-2013) * [2012 Barnraising: Cocodrie, Louisiana](/wiki/barnraising-2012) * [2011 Barnraising: Asheville, North Carolina](/wiki/barnraising-2011) [![The_Barnraiser_--_Regional_Special_Issue_2016.jpg](//](// [![BR-afterPostcard_0.jpg](/i/29579)](/i/29579) [![BarnRaisins-chrisFastie.jpg](/i/29580)](/i/29580) ...

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Bronwen "You might also be interested in SERC (Social Emergency Response Centers)! You can see a little more about them here:" | Read more » about 5 years ago
Bronwen "We actually have a great wiki about how to host a Barnraising ( @shanlter , one of our organizers in C..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
zengirl2 " I definitely want to work on hacking the FEMA box of food that people receive in emergencies. Let's take the same box size and figure out what peo..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
DanielleS " Hey! I'd love to explore and learn about different diy options for soil testing for contaminants.... reagents, colorimeters, spectrometers, etc. O..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "I've been posting a lot on collaborative mini-newspapers for events over at -- I think it's a pretty good tool..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren " " | Read more » about 6 years ago
warren "I tried scrubbing these with acetone after using very strong double-sided tape to attach them to a wood plank. So far it doesn't seem like the acet..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
caguldi03 "Yes. I saw that and am hoping I will be able to join the call. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
liz "Hi caguldi03! Would you like to join an open call tomorrow? They happen every Tuesday at 2pm Central / 3pm ET. All topics welcome, you can see a fe..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Just wanted to link over to this discussion of copper "badges":" | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "I was wondering if sheets could be nailed into a wooden plate. It does seem like it would be ideal for the sheets to be flat, so we can more easil..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "This is really cool. Thanks for sharing this, Leslie! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
sspatharioti "Hi @stevie we are currently testing out the new home page for Cartoscope where all current and future projects will be available and will make a po..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "Hi @sspatharipoti do you have a link for this you can share yet? Also, what were some of your take aways from Barnraising on this topic? (" | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "The Public Lab wiki? ! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
zengirl2 "I was really excited to work on this at BarnRaising. As a group we constructed sensors by using tin snips to cut sheets of copper, which is a bit t..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
stevie "Hi!! Check out the Barnraising 2017 page. :) Fill in sessions, notes and lightning talks that happened! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
caufenkamp "I love what you did here " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Did anyone get a photo of the schedule board? I'd love to go through and post the questions on there as questions on the site -- that way we can ha..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
kgradow1 "For future consideration: It might be useful to set aside time during the day for documentation -- just as a set session, or as multiple sessions ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren " " | Read more » over 6 years ago
pdhixenbaugh "I like this idea! Maybe with a focus of leading with the takeaway, and with a link to more resources (which people can add to over time). So the RN..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
Bronwen "Perhaps these would work well as research notes: I think the basic template lends itself well to outlining the kinds of questions/goals that are co..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
pdhixenbaugh "Intro /discussion of using dataloggers and sensors together " | Read more » over 6 years ago