I've brought this up before, quite some time back, but it's now official: I'd like to see a grass roots Missouri Citizens for Science organisation become a growing, active concern.
There are Citizens for Science entities in other states, but apart from a reference on the seemingly also-defunct Red State Rabble blog, I can't find anything else for Missouri. Obviously grass roots organisations come and go, but this is one that I would really think needs to stay. Why?
The whole affair at Park Hill (which remains unresolved, but appears to have gone into a sort of stasis), added to the existence of a conservative Christian "science centre" in Camdenton, leads me to believe that there is a clear and present need for such an organisation in Missouri. There has apparently been one in the past, but currently there's no web presence (the domain "moscience.org" appears to be for sale), and no outreach at all. The web part I can correct, at least at a superficial level - it won't be a spectacular web page, but I should be able to put something together pretty quickly. At this point, I'm envisioning a page of information with links to resources, maybe even a store for our own gear, if I can get a certain friend on mine on board with doing some designs...
Over the holidays, I'll be looking into the issue - in between trying to help assemble toys, I suspect - to see what can be done.
If you were a member of a former incarnation of the Missouri Citizens for Science, are a current member, or have any interest in helping, please let me know in the comments... I don't want to tread on the toes of anyone in the existing organisation - if there is one - but I think that this is worth doing.