Community Science Event
Date: 11/16/11 6:30 PM - 11/16/11 8:30 PM
Location: Santa Monica Public Library Multipurpose room

COSEE-West invites you, your colleagues and students, family and friends to learn about the connection between YOU and your environment! ADMISSION IS FREE

Citizen Science: Connecting People to Place
Edward Murphy, Secondary Education Coordinator, Heal the Bay

Edward is in charge of Heal the Bay’s high school curriculum, teaching “Creek 101” and managing the Creek Advocate program. Having been born and raised in Southern California, and earning his degree at the University of California Los Angeles, Edward has a deep passion for this community, and is excited to bring his background in environmental education and civic engagement to its aid. Edward loves the water, spending his free time either surfing the waves, diving its depths and enjoying all that it has to offer.

The Importance of Community Involvement in Watershed Monitoring
Dr Kristy Morris, Senior Scientist, Council for Watershed Health

Kristy is managing the watershed-wide monitoring programs in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers as well as stormwater monitoring for BMPs such as the Elmer Avenue neighborhood retrofit in Sun Valley. Kristy earned her PhD in Environmental Science from Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, investigating innovative methods to determine organic pollutants in wastewaters. Her research interests include assessing environmental gradients, data management and environmental education.

Are you ready to engage your students? Several organizations will be present at tables to share their current research and how to get involved and how to bring community science/community stewardship into the classroom. Groups include: Heal the Bay, Council for Watershed Health, Surfrider Foundation, 5 Gyres and Algalita Marine Research Foundation.

Contact Name: COSEE-West Office
Contact Phone: (310) 206-8247
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