January 13, 2014 at 5:58 PM
WEST ORANGE, NJ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the relaunch and revamp of its Citizen Science website, which will now provide communities with new resources to conduct their own scientific research and data collection.
In addition to helping communities with resources, the site has an expansive collection of information regarding Hurricane Sandy Recovery, local superfund sites, and sustainability. The revamped site is a useful tools for individuals, communities, science teachers, and schools to learn more about environmental issues in Region 2, New Jersey's EPA-designated zone. The EPA Region 2 Citizen Science Program is comprised of New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations within New York State.
Communities can review detailed information regarding air, water and soil monitoring, including the recommended types of equipment and resources for conducting investigations. Case studies and videotapes of citizen science projects in New York and New Jersey are availalbe as well as information on funding opportunities, quality assurance information, workshops, and webinars.
“Citizen Science is an increasingly important part of EPA’s commitment to using sound science and technology to protect people’s health and safeguard the environment,” said Judith A. Enck, EPA Regional Administrator. “The EPA encourages the public to use the new website as a tool in furthering their scientific investigations and developing solutions to pollution problems.”
Check out the website at: http://www.epa.gov/region2/citizenscience.