In order to increase the public’s knowledge of science, and address local conservation issues, it may be necessary to return to the roots of Citizen Science.
Program: "DIY-Conservation Biology"
Presenter: Casey Tucker, Director, American Avian Conservation & Research Institute & Adjunct Instructor, Central Ohio Technical College
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070 Map
Programs are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Citizen Science has been touted by researchers as a tool for science and conservation education and outreach, however only certain types of Citizen Science projects may be useful for these purposes. In order to increase the public’s knowledge of science, and address local conservation issues, it may be necessary to return to the roots of Citizen Science, research being done by hobbyists and non-professionals asking questions and conducting experiments. Casey Tucker, director of the American Avian Conservation and Research Institute, will share his research about Citizen Science in his program, “DIY-Conservation Biology”.
Above: Bullfrog, Columbus, Ohio. Explore the Ohio Amphibians and Reptiles-Case Tucker Flickr Album
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The Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070. For directions and a map, visit our Birding Hotspot Map.
Casey Tucker possesses a Master’s degree in Biology with an emphasis on Inquiry based education from Miami University. He created the American Avian Conservation & Research Institute which he uses as a platform to pursue informal research projects, and to organize and host the annual Ohio Avian Research Conference, in October, which brings together professional ornithologists from museums and other academic institutions, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, government agencies, as well as non-professional researchers and citizen scientists alike from all over Ohio to present and share their research projects with one another and with other interested individuals through oral and poster presentations. The overall goal of this conference is to promote the importance of the science of Ornithology.
Casey is an Adjunct Instructor with Central Ohio Technical College where he teaches courses in Environmental Science as well as Anatomy and Physiology. He was recognized as a 2016 STEM Exemplar by the Ohio Academy of Science. He lives in Utica, Ohio with his Wife, two dogs, two cats and a bunch of tropical fish and dabbles in photography when he finds the time (i.e. when he’s not grading student assignments).
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