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.
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”.
Connect with Casey Tucker, Director, American Avian Conservation and Research Institute, on the web and social media:
- American Avian Conservation and Research Institute Website: http://tuckercasey.wix.com/aacri-birds
- Explore Casey's extensive Flickr Library: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wild_auk_photography/albums/
- Follow Casey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wild_Auk_Squawk
- Add Casey to your professional LinkedIn contacts: https://www.linkedin.com/in/casey-tucker-48aa6528
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 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).