Date: June 7, 2017
Video Presentation: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/pnb815tc91kh/
Citizen science projects, by definition, are opportunities to engage volunteers. Learn basic requirements for engaging Forest Service volunteers, and get tips for managing large projects and recognizing participants for their contributions. Funding opportunities for citizen science projects will also be discussed.
Carmen Young is the volunteer coordinator in the Office of Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources in Washington, D.C. and is the agency contact for National Public Lands Day, a national day of service which engages the public in education, recreation, and stewardship activities.
Join us after the FSCCS presentation for an open conversation that will allow us to build the community for our community of practice. During this time you can: get to know others in the agency that are interested in citizen science and crowdsourcing, share project highlights, ask questions of the group, get feedback from other members in the community, and help us to meet your needs for future sessions. This conversation will be led by the FSCCS team:
Carmen Young, Volunteer Coordinator, Office of Recreation, Heritage and Volunteer Resources, Washinton Office, USDA Forest Service
Allison Cisneros, Volunteer Coordinator, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, USDA Forest Service
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Ecological Monitoring Program: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/midewin/workingtogether/volunteering