Library to host citizen science talk Sept. 21

Sep 08, 2017

Rockland — Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosts Sarah Kirn from Gulf of Maine Research Institute Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Kirn will explore what citizen science is and how to get involved. She is the education programs strategist at GMRI and leads the development of the Vital Signs Experience project. On the national level, she has been co-chairing the Citizen Science Association’s Education Working Group since 2014.

Kirn will share stories and perspective gained from more than 15 years of work in citizen science. Come learn about scientific research projects that everyday people can join, from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Vital Signs to Galaxy Zoo’s Old Weather. Kirm will discuss how citizen science is poised to change the world, from re-invigorating science education to empowering people to address public health crises such as the one that faced Flint, Mich.

This evening of talk and discussion will include time for attendees to explore projects and start participating. Guests are invited, but not required, to bring their own personal electronic device to explore some of the opportunities presented throughout the evening. For more information, call 594-0310.

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