Citizen Science with Your Library & Cal Academy


(37.76983,-122.4661)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Cal Academy55 Music Concourse DrSan Francisco, CA 94118

About

Interested in contributing to science and learning more about the natural world? If so, we're looking for volunteers interested in being trained to lead engaging, fun, hands-on science programs that connect people with San Francisco’s natural environment and foster civic engagement.

The San Francisco Public Library is partnering with the California Academy of Sciences to create a citizen science program. Citizen science is a global movement through which scientists and non-scientists alike make observations, collect data, and help answer some of our planet’s most pressing questions. Bioblitzes are gatherings of citizen scientists working together to find and identify as many species as possible using the iNaturalist app. To learn more about citizen science, visit California Academy's https://www.calacademy.org/citizen-science and sfpl.org/citizenscience.

Volunteers interested in leading bioblitz programs at various Library locations will be invited to attend a train-the-trainer workshop. This workshop will take place on a weekday morning in late January 2018 at the California Academy of Sciences. Acceptance will be based on knowledge, interest and availability. Anyone who attends the workshop is asked to commit to leading at least one bioblitz program, typically a 2-hour program.

For more information or to express interest in joining this program, please write to volunteer@sfpl.org . Spaces are limited for the training!

Skills

  • STEM
  • Research
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Half-day training; leading one+ 2-hour event

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