THERE’S A REVOLUTION HAPPENING IN SCIENCE. AND NOW, MORE THAN EVER, YOU CAN BE PART OF IT. Join us for Citizen Science Day as the State Water Board’s Office of Information and Analysis’ Clean Water Team presents a special screening of The Crowd & The Cloud. Citizen Science is found in all aspects of the sciences and natural resource stewardship. Its potential and challenges are explored in THE CROWD & THE CLOUD. Hosted by former NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati and produced for public television, each episode takes viewers on a global tour of the projects and people on the front lines of this disruptive transformation in how science is done, and shows how anyone, anywhere can participate. We will also have tables and posters set up on the 2nd Floor Mezzanine where you can meet citizen science practitioners and learn about their programs and discuss how your program could benefit from integrating citizen science. When & Where: CalEPA Headquarters, Byron Sher Auditorium 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95812-2815 June 8, 2017 Screening 12:00 – 2:00 Byron Sher Auditorium Meet Citizen Science Practitioners 11:30AM – 2:00PM Mezz. 2nd Floor Live Streaming https://video.calepa.ca.gov/ Citizen science is a transformational approach to environmental protection - EPA Our mission as agencies at CalEPA is to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality and economic vitality. We accomplish this by using sound science to guide actions and decisions. We also stay connected to the public, whom our agencies serve. These two ideas about how we best operate—science and citizens—come together in citizen science. Citizen science is science that actively and genuinely encourages public participation. For over 18 years the Water Boards’ Clean Water Team has been a leader of Citizen. Since its founding the Clean Water Team has assisted hundreds of water quality monitoring programs and Citizen Monitoring data has been used throughout California helping communities and agencies wisely steward California’s watersheds and water quality. Clean Water Team products are highly valued by volunteer water quality monitoring projects and citizen science programs here in California. Its YouTube Channel and the resources contained within the online Guidance Compendium have been assisting water monitors worldwide as well. These resources are also being promoted by many organizations including the National Water Quality Monitoring Council and presented at regional, national and international conferences. Agencies and tribes are also using the CWT developed California Citizen Science, Crowdsourcing and STEM Toolkit for Agencies and Tribes Working with Surface Waters and Watersheds to kickstart their own programs. The California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network, a work group of the California Water Quality Monitoring Council, has been hosting the Citizen Science & Watershed Stewardship Webinar Series which highlights some of the diverse science and stewardship issue being addressed by California’s Citizen Monitoring community. All of these webinars are available for viewing online.
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