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BeOnlineWithAMC - Citizen Science and Advocacy Micro-Badge

Date and Time

Monday, June 15, 2020

Location

Online Self Paced,
Web Based,
MA United States

Registration

Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.

Overview

Over the past 50 years Earth Day has inspired millions of people to call for scientific evidence to create effective rules and laws to protect and restore our land, water, air, and climate. Looking back, we can point to many examples of how that critical combination of science and action works. What we know today that they did not know 50 years ago is that this approach works!! As the current administration takes aim at protections for clean water and clean air, and puts a hold on environmental law enforcement, millions of people are needed more than ever and that includes you. Earning this badge will introduce you to the essential work of Citizen Scientists and help you take your first steps to join in. You can learn so much as a Citizen Scientist that will intensify your love and appreciation for the outdoors. This micro-badge is a pilot supporting the development of AMC's badge series for outdoor leadership, outdoor skills, and conservation actions. As a result, you will receive a certificate and sticker for participation along with our heartfelt thanks!! How to Complete the Micro Badge: 1. Complete a self-led, self-paced slideshow (Click on Link Below). 2. Choose a citizen science project and give it a try! You can also join the AMC's Conservation Action Network as your badge activity. 3. Verify your participation in the citizen science activities or in joining the AMC's Conservation Action Network. Posting to your social media and/or sending verification to AMCbadges@outdoors.org will complete your participation. 4. As part of the Badge, you must complete a feedback survey using a link on the last slide. The deadline for completion is June 15, 2020. We encourage your ongoing participation. The three citizen science projects are as follows: a. Join iNaturalist and use your smart phone to document plant life cycle phases. b. Learn about the Dragonfly Mercury Project, which is identifying the current status of mercury contamination. c. Join the City Nature Challenge and use your smart phone to document urban plant species.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

Citizen Science and Advocacy Micro Badge

Earth Day 50th Anniversary Badges

Activities

Conservation
Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


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