Join us at 2 PM ET, April 9 for the first installment in the General Service Administration’s Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series to hear how federal agencies are reaching beyond their walls to source talent and enthusiasm, and multiply the ideas and perspectives being brought to a particular issue. The series launches with a look at the Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a grassroots community open to all federal practitioners working on, funding, or just interested in learning more about crowdsourcing and citizen science. Learn about resources produced by the community and available on, a program and website launched in 2016 as a central hub for federally sponsored citizen science and crowdsourcing projects. This site helps federal agencies design and advertise projects that engage volunteers in solving real-world problems, often through participation in the scientific process. This episode will also feature examples of hazard-related citizen science projects at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and disaster-related crowdsourcing activities at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Crowdsourcing Unit. Featured Guests from FedCCS: * John McLaughlin, Program Manager, U.S. General Services Administration * Sophia B Liu, Innovation Specialist, Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey; Co-Chair of FedCCS Please register at: The webinar will take place on Zoom and a link will be shared before the event.