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EPA Citizen Science Workshops

by sara | July 29, 2012 21:33 29 Jul 21:33 | #3013 | #3013

On the 18th and 19th of July, Liz Barry, Leif Percifield and I attended EPA first ever Citizen Science Workshops. Also in attendance were our friends at Global Community Monitor. This was there first time being formally invited to present to the EPA. Among other presenters were Riverkeeper, speaking about their remarkable longterm project tracking sewage levels all the Hudson River

It was a great set of workshops, there was one in New York City and a second in New Jersey, that I manned solo. During the second New Jersey workshop despite sweltering heat we managed to fly a balloon. Unfortunately we had a camera malfunction and weren't able to retrieve images.

The presentation from the conference can be found here.

It was great to hear that EPA is committed to supporting citizen science. They are starting a website to host and support citizen science efforts. I recommend taking a look at


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