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Workshops
workshops

Public Lab is occasionally able to offer in-person workshops to interested people, groups or organizations. Information about workshops fees, scheduling and regional availability will be coming soon. Are you interested in connecting with a member of the Public Lab staff or community to schedule a workshop or event? [Fill out this form](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sPDG7hx5M7RrdO2F87ec5jrbeKouUUu9z8k3G3n_xMo/edit) or join us on one of our [Tuesday Open Calls](https://publiclab.org/wiki/open-call) to let us know a little more about your needs and we'll get back to you! ## Types Of Workshops **Building & Using A Tool ** This workshop would include an introduction to a tool in the Public Lab suite, a guided building activity, and opportunities to use the completed tool with a sample. This workshop will also include instructions and support for use of relevant software used to collect, interpret or share data, and ways that DIY/open source tools can be incorporated into a study design. This workshop can be extended to include sample collection or field testing (on site), use of a complementary tool (such as using a trawl to collect samples for a microscope), or a creative prototyping activity. Example: Constructing a microscope, simple air sensor, or conductivity sensor and examining samples in the classroom. **Aerial Mapping/Site Survey ** Using a kite, balloon or pole kit (as appropriate given the specifics of the site), Public Lab staff will guide attendees in setting up an aerial mapping rig and camera, collecting aerial imagery, and uploading images to Mapknitter. Advance planning to ensure suitability of the site and transportation of supplies is required. Public Lab staff will discuss how aerial mapping has been used by other groups and ways that aerial mapping can be incorporated into a study design. Example: Group meets in an outdoor location, workshop leader demonstrates how to prep and launch an aerial mapping rig, after which images are examined and findings are shared/discussed. **Prototyping Activity ** Starting with an existing Public Lab tool (or suite of tools), attendees will discuss challenges and opportunities for a given tool or method, brainstorm alternative ways to assemble hardware, and experiment with ways that new or modified devices can be used to collect data in different environments. Example: Participants start with a tool they have already used successfully (to some extent) and work together to modify it for use in a specific type of research or environment, such as reconfiguring a microscope to utilize NDVI, adapting a sensor's housing for use in a marine environment, or exploring stabilization/rigging methods for aerial mapping. ## Questions Are you interested in leading a workshop, or what to know how other people are offering advice about ways to incorporate Public Lab tools or methods into outreach or educational spaces? [You can post questions to the community here. ](https://publiclab.org/questions) To help others see your post, we suggest using the tags "questions:workshops" or "questions:education". [questions:workshops] ## Activities Take a look at some of the workshops that members of the Public Lab community are planning, or have offered in the past. [activities:workshops] If you are reaching out on behalf of a community who is interested in working with the community at large, or partnering with Public Lab on a bigger project, you can still use the linked form above, or [share a post about your work. ](https://publiclab.org/post) ...


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Adviksoft "Children had the occasion to use DIY tools to observe and investigate an issue that matters a lot to them. " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
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Glenn "I do miniature kite workshops frequently... and I'll build 40 kites with kids tomorrow. It's quick and easy when you're prepared. See the Kite Wor..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Great write-up, thanks @SuziT9! I've posted this to the blog -- http://publiclab.org/blog " | Read more » over 4 years ago
xose "@xose awards a barnstar to SuziT9 for their awesome contribution! " | Read more » over 4 years ago
xose "Fantastic @SuziT9! Is it possible to have a digital copy of the step-by-step instructions? Looking forward to try these minikites! " | Read more » over 4 years ago
shanlter "Thanks a lot and happy new year! I am trying to use this to develop workshops with Hong Kong Baptist University. Hope it can happen in the middle o..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren "Happy new year! " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren " OTK_Cover_-Resized_2-.pdf OTK_Pages.pdf " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
shanlter "Thanks @stevie, Merry Christmas! " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
stevie "@shanlter the whole thing should be online here though: https://publiclab.org/wiki/diy-oil-testing " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
stevie "Hi @shanlter I'm not sure about the PDF. @warren do you know if there's a PDF copy of the booklet together somewhere? Might take a bit to figure t..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
shanlter "Hi Stevie, I got one of this booklet at Barnraising, left it somewhere and can not find : ( I wondered where can I have the pdf version of this boo..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
cfastie "Hi Patrick, With 60 people, 30 minutes is barely enough time to go outside and come back in, even without doing anything at either place. So you m..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
pdhixenbaugh "Is there a plab page with instructions for what to get, and how to do it? " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
liz "Can you go outside? I'd say the classic kite + camera flight, followed by mapmaking is still a crowd-pleaser! To make it super short, you could alr..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
stevie "Hi Patrick! I just did this one with a group of about 80. It's an hour, but I'm sure it could be shortened. It's more conceptual "how we build idea..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren "I've done spectrometer building with people -- that works pretty well, although it's good to practice first. Balloon mapping is a bit much for 30 m..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren "Love this! Thank you, Paz! " | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "@warren awards a barnstar to pazb for their awesome contribution! " | Read more » about 5 years ago