Friday, April 9, 2021

Citizen Science: April 28 Water Cooler Talk - Leveraging The Power Of Community And Science

Penn State Extension will host another in its Water Cooler Talk Series April 28 on Leveraging The Power Of Community and Science from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Have you wondered how to build scientific and environmental literacy while collecting meaningful data? 

Developing a community-based science project can be an effective means of collecting data and reaching diverse audiences while providing education on how to use science to understand the world around us. 

It is also an opportunity to engage local communities and volunteers in collecting data that can lead to results in understanding, protecting, and restoring local environments. 

Explore models of community-based science, Pennsylvania’s history with aquatic monitoring, and case studies that illustrate the power of community-led efforts!

Hear about current work happening in the water resource field and be able to ask questions and share ideas with professionals across Pennsylvania.

Anyone interested in water resources whether you work in the water field or have a general interest in water would be interested in this program.

The speakers include--

-- Tyler Groh, Assistant Research Professor, Penn State University; and

-- Julie Vastine, Executive Director Of Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring, Dickinson College.

Click Here to register or for more information.  A link to the program will be provided when registered.

Volunteer Science Programs

Here are several long-running volunteer science/education programs in Pennsylvania--

-- Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Program

-- Penn State Extension: Master Watershed Steward Program

-- Penn State Extension: Master Well Owner Network

-- Penn State Extension: Master Gardener Program

Check with your county conservation district to see if there are other similar volunteer opportunities available in your community with watershed groups and other organizations.

Related Articles:

-- Penn State Researchers Ask For Anglers' Help With Study Of Brook, Brown Trout Colors, Patterns

-- Penn State Extension: New Citizen Science Tool - First Investigation of Stream Health Webinar April 1

-- Citizen Scientists Help Penn State Identify What Eats Spotted Lanternflies-- Chickens, Praying Mantises, Birds Leading

-- DCNR Blog: Citizen Science Program Leads To Discovery Of New Moth In PA

-- Carnegie Museum Of Natural History Study Shows Use Of Digitized Museum Data And Citizen Science Results Are Launching Biodiversity Research Into A New Era

-- Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Regions Participating In City Nature Challenge 2020 Citizen Science Event

-- Lacawac Sanctuary: Become A Pocono Lake Ecological Observatory Network Citizen Scientist In Wayne County

-- Penn State Students, Citizen Scientists Take Snapshot Of Shaver's Creek In Centre County

-- Citizen Science: Help Bird Conservation By Being Part Of The Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 12-15!

-- Citizen Science: Participate In Audubon's 2020 Christmas Bird Count Starting Dec. 14

[Posted: April 9, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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