U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development will be hosting a webinar on EPA’s Citizen Science activities on April 15, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT. Please see the details below for more information.
To join this webinar, please register at: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/tools_citizen_science_apr2020/event/registration.html
With the advent of new technologies for environmental monitoring and tools for sharing information, community volunteers are more engaged than ever before in collecting environmental data, and many environmental agencies are using these data. A major challenge is ensuring the quality of the data collected by citizen science organizations. One of the keys to breaking down this barrier is a Quality Assurance Project Plan. EPA’s Handbook for Citizen Science Quality Assurance and Documentation is for organizations that are starting or growing a citizen science project, and where transparency in the scientific methods for collecting the data are central to the outcome of the project.
This webinar will provide an overview of citizen science at the Agency and showcase several EPA citizen science activities that involve partnerships with state, tribal and local governments on a diversity of issues, including 1) monitoring for cyanobacteria in waterbodies, 2) building and operating “real-time,” low-cost water quality sensors in Georgia; 3) demonstration of a new test method for community mapping of radon in Puerto Rico; 4) the Los Angeles Public Library air sensor loan program; and 5) using citizen science to analyze underwater video in the Great Lakes. For more information, visit EPA’s Citizen Science webpage.
For registration questions, please email: [email protected]
EPA Tools and Resources Webinar Series
U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development