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Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the event!

Are you wondering how many continuing education hours this event is worth? 
If you attended the keynote (1 hour), all three concurrent sessions (1.25 hours each; 3.75 hours total), and the plenary session (1 hour), that amounts to 5.75 hours of class time/continuing education. Note: For various reasons, these hours are not tracked/applied to specific Advanced Training Certificates.

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Thursday, May 25 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Getting Nerdy with Nature: Using Citizen Science to Inspire Stewardship
Citizen Science is a versatile tool that can benefit and enhance programs of all types and sizes. Regardless of experience level, anyone can become a Citizen Scientist, collecting and contributing valuable information. The data collected from these programs can be used in a variety of ways by researchers, universities, non-profits, and other organizations. Learn how the National Aquarium is using Citizen Science to inspire a new generation of environmental stewards, and how you can use Citizen Science to benefit your program too!

Speakers
avatar for Maura Duffy

Maura Duffy

Conservation Technician, National Aquarium
Maura Duffy is a Conservation Technician at the National Aquarium. She leads field-based programs, including the Aquarium's citizen science efforts, annual BioBlitz, and the restoration of Atlantic white cedar habitat. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from the... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Mathias

Stephanie Mathias

Conservation Technician, National Aquarium
Stephanie Mathias is a Conservation Technician in the field conservation team at the National Aquarium. She coordinates volunteer involvement in the Aquarium’s restoration events, as well as their local sustainable gardening efforts. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from U... Read More →



Thursday May 25, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Thurgood Marshall Room