Citizen Science

“When we try to pick out one thing by itself we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” John Muir

National Geographic defines Citizen Science as the practice of public participation (young and old) and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge.  Trained volunteers share and contribute to data monitoring and collection programs and work with scientific researchers to answer real-world questions.

National Geographic Education, http://education.nationalgeographic.com

                     

Citizen Science Projects currently taking place in Concord’s elementary grades:

Grade 2 Project Budburst
Grade 3 Birdslueths
Grade 4 Headstarting Blanding’s Turtles
Grade 5 World Water Monitoring Day, Bucket Buddies

Not only do I support teachers and students participating in Citizen Science I too try to participate as often as I can!

Searching for Whale Sharks in the Sea of Cortez – an adventure of a life time!

Florida Keys, August 2012 – first time my husband and 2 kids dive together as a family! Why did we wait so long to scuba- we love it! This was a practice run for further scuba trips where I will be observing and recording reef data for REEF.org

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