Public Lab Research note

Event--Civic Science and the Gowanus

by liz | May 09, 2014 20:36 09 May 20:36 | #10458 | #10458

Join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy and The NYC Urban Field Station’s Science of the Living City Seminar series for a panel discussion on urban civic science. Scientists and environmentalists discuss their perspectives on engaging volunteers in scientific investigations of the urban-industrial environment. Panelists will talk about their projects in the Gowanus Canal and watershed, such as aerial mapping, urban forestry surveying, canal sediment sampling and aquatic robot data collection. A Q&A for panelists will follow. There will be an opportunity to mingle and enjoy beer, courtesy of our beverage sponsor, Brooklyn Brewery.


  • Gillian Baine, The NYC Urban Field Station, a
  • partnership of the U.S. Forest Service and the NYC
  • Department of Parks & Recreation


  • Liz Barry, Public Lab
  • Ellen Jorgensen, Genspace
  • Jeffrey Laut, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
  • Phil Silva, TreeKit

Place: * FIND Furnishings * 43 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

Date & Time:


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