FIND OUT ABOUT “CITIZEN SCIENCE” AT THE NEXT CONSERVATION CAFE
Learn how you can participate in scientific research happening in your own backyard and help make a positive impact on the environment during People Power: How Citizen Science Is Changing the Way Scientists Work, to be presented during the Conservation Café on Friday, November 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
Citizen science is professionally-led research conducted in tandem with community-based volunteers. Citizen scientists learn valuable skills in order to collect and submit data, share experiences, and spread essential information, all while observing nature with a critical lens. In turn, these large, open volunteer networks often allow researchers to accomplish tasks that would be too expensive or time-consuming to accomplish through other means.
Speakers for the program include:
° Dr. John Rowden, Research and Grants Manager at National Audubon Society, who will discuss the large-scale citizen science projects with which he has been involved;
° Dr. Chris Nagy, Director of Research and Land Management at Mianus River Gorge, who will share how local citizen science initiatives help maintain and restore native communities and ecosystem function across the region;
° Dr. Linda Rohleder, Director of Land Stewardship at New York-New Jersey Trails Conference, will speak about her recent efforts leading the citizen science-driven Invasive Strike Force.
A panel discussion with a question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentations. Additionally, a printed listing of local and regional citizen science projects will be distributed.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Admission is free.
To receive free parking at the County Center lot, you must pre-register for the program by 5 p.m. on November 6 at: https://coccitizenscience.eventbrite.com; or email@example.com; or call (914) 234-6992 ext. 22.
Conservation Café provides a forum for dialogue about current environmental issues. Sponsors are Westchester County Parks, Friends of Westchester County Parks, Pace University, Grassroots Environmental Education, Teatown Lake Reservation, the Greenburgh Nature Center, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Mianus River Gorge and Westchester Land Trust.
The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains, NY 10606.