The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be holding day-long workshops on June 19, 2012 in New York City and on June 20, 2012 in Edison, New Jersey to share information about ways in which people can get involved in collecting scientific data in their communities. The workshops will bring together representatives from federal, state and local government agencies, as well as experts from academia and community-based groups, to help educate the growing corps of “citizen scientists.” Citizen science is a form of research that enlists the public in collecting a wide range of environmental data to expand scientific knowledge and literacy.
Riverkeeper’s Water Quality Advocate Tracy Brown will be one of the presenters at this workshop.
Topics covered in the workshops include:
The workshops will provide an opportunity for interaction and information sharing among participants and a highly diverse group of speakers. Space is limited and participants MUST register by June 17.
The workshop in New York City will be held at the EPA offices at 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. To register for citizen science workshops in New York City on June 19, visit:http://r2citizensciencenyc.eventbrite.com