Public Lab Barnraisings
barnraising

### What is a Barnraising? [1]: https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-florida-2022 A Barnraising is an event hosted by the Public Lab community. In the spirit of bringing a community together to collectively raise a structure such as a barn, Barnraising participants come together to test environmental monitoring tools in the field, brainstorm new research projects, share about environmental concerns, and develop strategies to address them. At the event, with the support of facilitators, people collectively set the agenda, and participate and collaborate rather than just present, talk at, and listen. People attending a Barnraising can expect to: improve social ties through in-person collaboration, participate in deep exploration of local environmental issues and ongoing community research, advance technical knowledge, and work with hands-on projects for local environmental monitoring and documenting new monitoring methods. ## Host a Barnraising See our [Host a Barnraising](/barnraising-host) page to find more resources on hosting your own Barnraising event. **** ### Past Barnraisings: * [2019 Barnraising: Galveston & Houston, USA](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-texas-2019) * [2018 Barnraising: Guangzhou, China](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-guangzhou-china) * [2018 Crisis Convening & Barnraising, Newark, New Jersey](/barnraising-newark-2018) * [2017 Barnraising: Cocodrie, Louisiana](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-2017) * [2017 Appalachia Barnraising](https://publiclab.org/wiki/appalachia-barnraising-2017) * [2016 Barnraising: Cocodrie, Louisiana](wiki/barnraising-2016) * [2016 Regional Barnraising, Val Verde, CA](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-val-verde-ca) * [2015 Barnraising: Cocodrie, Louisiana](/wiki/barnraising-2015) * [2015 Midwest Regional Barnraising: Chicago, Illinois](/wiki/2015-regional-barnraising) * [2014 Barnrasing: Cocodrie, Louisiana](/wiki/barnraising-2014) * [2014 Northeast Regional Barnraising: Plymouth, Massachusetts](/wiki/barnraising-northeast-2014) * [2013 Barnraising: New Orleans, Louisiana](/wiki/barnraising-2013) * [2012 Barnraising: Cocodrie, Louisiana](/wiki/barnraising-2012) * [2011 Barnraising: Asheville, North Carolina](/wiki/barnraising-2011) [![The_Barnraiser_--_Regional_Special_Issue_2016.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/690/large/The_Barnraiser_--_Regional_Special_Issue_2016.jpg)](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/690/original/The_Barnraiser_--_Regional_Special_Issue_2016.jpg) [![BR-afterPostcard_0.jpg](/i/29579)](/i/29579) [![BarnRaisins-chrisFastie.jpg](/i/29580)](/i/29580) ...


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eustatic "hooray! " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
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shinnen "Hi, What is required for adjusting the focus? Thanks, .... john " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren "I've been posting a lot on collaborative mini-newspapers for events over at https://publiclab.org/the-barnraiser -- I think it's a pretty good tool..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
stevie "Here's another two I just found from @SuziT9 https://publiclab.org/notes/SuziT9/03-08-2018/building-miniature-kites-at-a-family-science-night htt..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "This is an amazing banner collection you can borrow which reminded me a lot of the Barnraising signs: Protest Banner Lending Library Aram Han Sif..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren " From the #serc at @partsandcrafts! " | Read more » about 5 years ago
rd786 "http://uspsholdmail.info/ http://april2018calendar.info/ " | Read more » about 5 years ago
zengirl2 "Just wanted to give a +1 for this post because the newspaper is one of my faves for the Barnraisings. There's something so wonderful about print be..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "@AyakoM -- not totally done but here's a start! Hope yours is going well, and eager to see the pictures! " | Read more » about 5 years ago
gretchengehrke "Also, I just saw on comptox.epa.gov that acetone is actually more hydrophilic than isopropanol, which totally surprises me! I guess vapor pressure ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
gretchengehrke "Either acetone or 99% isopropanol are probably fine, and maybe we should do a comparison. The only concern I see with isopropanol is that it has a ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
Bronwen "I think it probably depends somewhat on what we need the cleaning agent to do: alcohol and acetone work a little differently, and acetone will like..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "@asnow @bronwen " | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "@gretchengehrke mentioned: Isopropanol has pretty similar properties, but the commonly available rubbing alcohol in drug stores is 70% isopropanol..." | Read more » over 5 years ago