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Youth Trained in Citizen Science Projects

Environment Erie hosted 111 students from across the county for Youth Training Day at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center on January 8 to learn about citizen science projects.

Students learned how:

  • to use apps to record bird sightings,
  • weather spotters help local meteorologists collect data,
  • data collection from beach cleanups informs policy and behavior change campaigns,
  • to track monarch migration and
  • to participate in the Pennsylvania Reptile and Amphibian Survey

“The purpose of any Youth Training Day is to present information and ideas that students and teachers can take back to their school to implement. What’s great about today’s topic is that students can extend this to their home and participate with family members in anyone of the citizen science projects presented,” said Executive Director, Honey Stempka.

Environment Erie hosts three youth training days per school year for students across the county.