Category Archive: Citizen Science

Mar 19

When Sharing is Not Caring

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to spare say these 8 states: We’ve always been taught to share. But the eight Great Lakes states have a legal pact that limits the sharing of their most valuable resource: water. Molly Flanagan of the Alliance for the Great Lakes states, “Even though there’s a lot of water …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/industrial-and-corporate-water-use/when-sharing-is-not-caring/

Dec 11

Students Break the Ice

Some students are taking a creative approach to collecting water samples from Saginaw Bay. Listen up: The Kawkawlin River, which empties into Saginaw Bay, has been polluted by excess sediment, nutrients, and even E. Coli from failing septic systems and animal agriculture. David Karpovich of Saginaw Valley State University saw an opportunity for his students …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/agricultural-runoff/students-break-the-ice/

Jun 25

Senior Water Advocacy Network

The golden years of water advocacy: A program in Milwaukee helps seniors become advocates for the city’s rivers and Lake Michigan. Gray: “Some of them have time on their hands and are interested in learning more about issues and getting more involved as advocates for natural resources.” Dan Gray is with the Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s Senior …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/restoration-and-conservation-initiatives/senior-water-advocacy-network/

Jan 18

Cleveland Grows Its Green Space With People Power

Power to the people…who united to protect hundreds of acres of green space around Cleveland. Get inspired: When the last big plot of open land in Parma, Ohio was slated for development, a group of proactive citizens formed to save the 80-acre stretch of land. And they didn’t stop there! Derek Schafer of the West …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/green-infrastructure/cleveland-grows-its-green-space-with-people-power/

Nov 24

When Teachers Get Hooked on Science

One 7th-grade science teacher is telling his students about the exhilarating week he spent on a research vessel. Get hooked on this: Seventh grade science teacher Scott Krebbeks of central New York says many kids think scientists are always tucked away in labs. But he knows better. Krebbeks and other educators spent a week with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/citizen-science-2/when-teachers-get-hooked-on-science/

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