(Above: a group kite-mapping session on the nearby canal.)
Hi, all -- I wanted to extend this invitation to you all to join us this upcoming October 4-6:
The global Public Lab community will be meeting up at our third annual conference, called the Public Lab Barnraising -- at a research station in the wetlands of Cocodrie, Louisiana. Dormitories are available, and the 3-day event will include unconference-style sessions, workshops, brainstorming sessions, outdoor activities like boating, kiting, ballooning, and other fun forms of DIY environmental research (not to mention late-night fishing on the dock).
The Barnraising is free to attend, and lodging is an affordable $20/night. This year's theme is education, and I wanted to point out in particular that there is a gas flare near the LUMCON research station which we are planning to attempt to scan with our spectrometers, following up on the ongoing research on flare spectrometry.
Barnraising: October 4-6, 2013 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) http://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-2013
Below: a DIY spectrometry session at the 2012 Barnraising