Being a Citizen Scientist

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Thursday, Sep 7, 2017, 7:30 pm

Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

Helping to answer scientific questions, especially with grandchildren, assisting with conservation, and having hands-on experiences with nature informed by real scientific inquiry is a compelling combination for both children and adults alike. But what is Citizen Science and how does one get involved? Many people love the idea of being a citizen scientist when listening to David Moon who will share with us the thrill of the outdoors and the lessons we will learn. There is a wide range of opportunities for people of all levels of skill to study nature and impart their knowledge to others.

David Moon has been chasing birds at Mass. Audubon’s Center in Newburyport, MA since 1979. He has been an environmental educator for over 30 years in both classroom and non-formal settings. Before Joppa Flats, David was a science teacher at The Putney School in Putney, VT.

In 2003 he founded and became Executive Director of Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory, which built a local citizen science network in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He was Education Director of Stonewall Farm in Keene, NH and continues to teach Tropical Forest Ecology for Franklin Pierce University in Costa Rica on an on-going basis. David has an MS in environmental education from Antioch University and has served on the boards of state and regional environmental education associations. David keeps bees, makes maple syrup in his back yard where he lives with sugar maples and is an avid paddler of small boats.