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Joey Hulbert

Joey Hulbert

South Africa

Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute, Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology, Tree Protection Cooperative Program, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University

PhD Student

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Published on Nov 12, 2017

Dear Backers,

Dear Backers,We have been able to do incredible things in South Africa thanks to your support. We are currently celebrating because we provided more than 200 youth with the opportunity to experienc...

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Published on Nov 09, 2017

A Year of Empowering Young Minds

We produced a video from the footage captured during the activities we organized for youth over the past year. Thanks to you, many of the clips feature learners from Kayamandi. The initial activity...

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Published on Jul 09, 2017

The Smiles We've Inspired—Thanks to you!

Our latest blog post is a photo gallery of citizens participating in Cape Citizen Science. Because of the support you provided for our idea, we have inspired many smiles. Thank you! Please see http...

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Published on Jan 15, 2017

Crowdfunding part 2: a small ask for a HUGE achievement

Dear Backers,We are launching a second crowdfunding campaign tomorrow to raise support to engage a group of impoverished learners in Cape Citizen Science. The success of the campaign will provide t...

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Published on Jul 04, 2016

Cape Citizen Science, South Africa Update

Greetings! Wow, it has been more than a year since this project was funded, amazing. Your support of our project has been a tremendous help so far. A lot has happened in the past year, but there is...

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Published on Sep 17, 2015

South Africa update: travels, disease in the fynbos, a website and our first outreach activity!

Dear backers, Hello from Africa! It was almost a year ago when I met my advisers (Mike Wingfield and Jolanda Roux) at the IUFRO World Congress meeting in Salt Lake City—that is when this story star...

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Published on Aug 15, 2015

Field Site Selected—A Quest for Zebras—Life in South Africa

Greetings from South Africa! As of today, I have been in the country for 2 weeks. Settling in quite well—FABI has taken great care of me. Field Site Selected:I have exciting news! Mike Wingfield an...

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Published on Jul 20, 2015

Ready.. Set.. Adventure! Here I come South Africa!

Hello backers! Thank you for your incredible support! This lab-note is a BIG update about my upcoming BIG Move! I have been busy checking all of the boxes and finally, I am ready to move to the opp...

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Published on Apr 30, 2015

>71 supporters = 100% Funded

>71 supporters = 100% Funded Hooray! We reached our goal! a BIG thank you to everyone who made it happen! Having support from so many people is moving. The best part of this campa...

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Published on Apr 28, 2015

A city model for producing effective science communicators

Science communication is critical for outreach and engagement.Many research institutions include outreach and engagement as part of their mission. In addition, the National Science...

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Published on Apr 28, 2015

Crowdfunding: Good practice for science communication and citizen science

Has my experience crowdfunding been practice for starting a citizen science program in South Africa? I hadn't thought of it as practice until Andrea, a friend (and backer), asked ab...

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Awesome project Sean! Get these communities documented before the EAB arrives in Oregon!
May 28, 2015
Ash Swamps of the Willamette Valley: Havens of Biodiversity
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Hi Jim, thanks again for your help and support! I am shooting for moving in late July. I hope to see you again before then.
May 01, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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Hi Andrea! Thanks! Now that you are a backer, you will see how the project unfolds. Engaging South Africans is certainly going to be a challenge, but I have a few ideas that I will try to articulate in a lab-note soon (you will be notified). Definitely open to other ideas though. Lets keep in touch. Thanks!
Apr 27, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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Thanks Mark! Glad to have met you at the market! Thanks for appreciating the project.
Apr 27, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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Hi John and NIcky! Thank you both. Miss you guys, hope to reunite again soon!
Apr 27, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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Hey Lacey! Thanks for your support and for sharing the project on your FB! I look forward to following your updates about your adventures in Oregon! Take care and keep in touch.
Apr 27, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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Hey Andrew! Cool project dude! Finding any truffles when you collect the roots? Have you been part of the conversation to use biotech to engineer resistance to C. parasitica? Pretty interesting stuff. Have fun with your study!
Apr 23, 2015
Can fungi help restore the American chestnut?
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Hank and Christine! You guys are the best. Looking forward to staying in touch for the rest of our lives!
Apr 23, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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Hi Terry! Thank you for your support! I think of your family and Kansas often. Hope to reuinte soon!
Apr 23, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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Have fun with this dream project! I look forward to seeing more of your photos.
Apr 21, 2015
What environmental factors control lichen form throughout the redwood canopy?
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Here is the link: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/32tl4w/iama_research_scientists_studying_forest_diseases/
Apr 16, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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Hi Tracy! Thank you for your generous support! The connection with Alison is honestly one of the best things to come out of this crowdfunding campaign thus far—her adventure is inspiring— and now you have added a cherry to the top! Thank you!
Apr 14, 2015
Discovering Plant Destroyers in South Africa with Citizen Science
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