Tag Archives: LiMPETS

Focusing In: Long Term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students

February 12th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> This is the first in a series of longer articles profiling the citizen science programs of the Central Coast based on our research efforts (see the introduction here). Stay tuned for others as we analyze the data we’ve collected and start to make sense of the […]

Embracing a new generation of citizen scientists

August 19th, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Why engage teens in citizen science? They are a diverse, moody bunch. The field of citizen science is already flush with seasoned and reliable adult enthusiast, birders, divers, nature photographers, and nature lovers.  But, I would argue that teenaged citizen scientists, mainly middle school, high school […]

MPAs and Citizen Science: What’s the opportunity?

June 24th, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Beyond the traditional institutions of science lies a vast array of motivated, talented individuals engaging in the world around them through citizen science, and there may be even more waiting in the wings. From high-tech crowd-sourced observing systems to community-based local experiments, there are many approaches […]

Monitoring the Pulse of Our Ocean

June 3rd, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Let the learning begin. The planning of California’s open coast statewide marine protected area (MPA) network is now complete-the Fish and Game Commission approved plans for the final stretch of northern coastline on June 6. Yet establishing the network was just the first chapter in the […]