Rockland Public Library to host Citizen Science Night

Posted:  Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 4:15pm

ROCKLAND — On Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library, Sarah Kirn from Gulf of Maine Research Institute will explore what citizen science is and how to get involved. Sarah is the Education Programs Strategist there 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.

Sarah will share stories and perspective gained from 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. Sarah will tell stories illustrating 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, Michigan. Come to learn and contribute - this evening of talk and discussion will include time for attendees to explore projects and start participating. Attendees are invited, but not required, to bring their own personal electronic device to explore some of the opportunities presented throughout the evening.

Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland. This event is free and open to the public. FMI: (207) 594-0310.

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 6:30pm
Event Location: 
Rockland Public Library, 80 Union Street Rockland, ME 04841
Contact Phone: 
(207) 594-0310