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Citizen Science Workshop in Edison NJ

When:
June 20, 2012: 9:30AM to 4:30PM
Where:
EPA Region 2 Edison Office 2890 Woodbridge Ave Edison, NJ 08837 map
To Attend:
RSVP

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:

  • Starting a citizen science program
  • Funding sources
  • Community and government/academic partnerships
  • Success stories
  • Data interpretation and use
  • Monitoring technologies and a demonstration of current and emerging tools

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.

This workshop in New Jersey will be held at EPA’s laboratory and offices in Edison, New Jersey. To register for citizen science workshops in Edison, New Jersey on June 20, visit:http://r2citizensciencenj.eventbrite.com

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