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Age Friendly Speaker Series: Dr. Andrea Kirkwood
Senior citizens as “citizen scientists”: How participatory research can improve our understanding of lake health

Environmental challenges such as climate change and habitat destruction require extensive data collection over time to keep track of their impacts. Monitoring large areas can be difficult when researchers are limited by personnel and travel resources. Stepping in to fill important environmental data gaps are seniors, most of whom are retired, but full of motivation and curiosity to serve as “citizen scientists”. This talk will showcase the essential role of seniors as community-science volunteers in lake sampling programs, as well as their key leadership role in stewardship groups. As environmental problems grow, we need “all hands on deck”, and seniors have certainly stepped up to the challenge.

Jun 15, 2022 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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