Organized by the Engagement Lab, Boston Civic Media builds relationships, shares knowledge and develops innovative curriculum in civic media for undergraduate education. We are a faculty-led network and consortium that link more than ten higher education institutions and numerous community partner organizations across the Greater Boston region. We are building a strong, collaborative network of engaged research and teaching. The network collaborates through themed quarterly convenings and Twitter chats while sharing resources through a bi-weekly listserv newsletter. We collate and share civic media syllabi as well as lightning talks on the website. This initiative is organized by the Engagement Lab at Emerson and funded by the Teagle Foundation. Join the listerv here and the newsletter here.
Initiatives that have emerged from BCM include A Community Approach to Research Partnerships, a community map of faculty, organizations, and government initiatives work on climate science, and a citizen science case study project with the Local Sense Lab.