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DEREN Convergence Keynote Address
October 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Rick Bonney, Director of Program Development and Evaluation, Cornell Lab of Ornithology presents a lecture entitled “Making it Count: How Citizen Science Can Catalyze Civic Engagement”, on October 4, 2016.
Many big questions in ecology and public policy require datasets at scales that exceed the capacity of the scientific community to collect and analyze. For decades, birdwatchers, video gamers, and other non-technically trained citizen scientists have helped fill information gaps, often to inform management decisions. Also known as crowdsourced science and cooperative or participatory research, citizen science presents an opportunity for a new era of civic engagement in which people’s curiosity about and love for their surroundings drive informed decision making.
Please join us for this free event at Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus at 7:00 p.m. No registration is required. This presentation is part of the Down East Research and Education Network’s CONVERGENCE 2016. The complete CONVERGENCE agenda is available HERE.