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Collabinar: Place-Based Citizen Science in Lake Tahoe
December 5th, 9am

The Center will be hosting its next CCS Collabinar event from 9:00-11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 5th in room 174 of the School of Education building. The presentation will focus on place-based citizen science in Lake Tahoe, and integrating multiple projects in a single framework.

UC Davis TERC, Desert Research Institute, and League to Save Lake Tahoe have all collaborated on a mobile app, Citizen Science Tahoe. Their goal is to encourage the communities around Lake Tahoe to engage with their surroundings and collect data on environmental conditions such as algae, water quality, and litter. The data will be used alongside real-time sensors to improve scientists’ understanding of the lake’s health. The following people will be presenting more information about this effort at the Collabinar:

  • Heather Segale, Education and Outreach Director, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center
  • Zach Lyon, Zach Lyon Creative
  • Meghan Collins, Assistant Research Scientist Environmental Science, Desert Research Institute

The first half of the event will be a discussion focused on the presentation, and the second hour is dedicated to workshopping and sharing. Some topics we hope to discuss include:

  • How can the project be most effective, given the variety of science activities it offers
  • Feedback on the app
  • Outreach to community members in Lake Tahoe
  • Best practices for handling data and communicating it back to scientists

If you would like to attend, please RSVP here

The CCS Collabinar invites our partners from across the globe to bring us their most exciting challenges and opportunities in community and citizen science. Each event supports mutual learning, and advances projects and partnerships.To stay informed about upcoming collabinars, please sign up here

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