College of Education and Behavioral Sciences News
WKU groups partner for national citizen science forum on July 14
- Kentucky Climate Center
- Monday, July 12th, 2021
The Hardin Planetarium has partnered with SKy Science Festival and the Kentucky Climate Center on a NOAA-funded project, “Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities,” focusing on community resilience to extreme precipitation. The project has two parts: a virtual forum and a project webpage.
Join in virtually from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (CT) Wednesday (July 14) for an interactive national forum hosted by the Museum of Science Boston. The forum will explore the social, economic and environmental impacts of extreme precipitation. Learn more about how participating in citizen science efforts, such as ISeeChange, helps inform scientists about which communities and areas are at risk. Further information is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-forum-on-climate-hazard-resilience-extreme-precipitation-tickets-152149401957
No prior knowledge or experience is needed. If you would like to review the materials before the event, visit the Climate Hazard Resilience website and read this background document on extreme precipitation.
Additionally, Project Coordinator Kera Regan-Byrne has created a project webpage on SciStarter. This page serves as the project hub and hosts the opportunity for the general public to join in with ISeeChange, a citizen science project geared toward associating photos with weather conditions and impacts. Have questions? Contact Kera Regan-Byrne at email@example.com
Contact: Megan Schargorodski, Interim Director of Kentucky Climate Center and Kentucky Mesonet at WKU and Interim State Climatologist for Kentucky, (270) 745-4568