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LSS 92: Citizen Science Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Water20.tif by NRCS Montana is licensed under CC PDM 1.0

In today’s show, you’ll hear about two citizen science projects that are happening in our area.

First off, Liz Mahood speaks with Nathaniel Launer, outreach coordinator at the Community Science Institute, also known as CSI.  He will describe ongoing citizen science projects involving monitoring of local bodies of water.

For more information about Community Science Institute synoptic stream sampling, go to: 

Dr. Emma Greig (photo courtesy of Dr. Greig)

After that, you’ll hear Jeff Pea’s interview of Dr. Emma Greig.  She is the project leader at Project Feeder Watch based at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  She describes how Project Feeder watch works and how the project concluded with an extra month this past season as the pandemic started to spread across North America.

For more information about Project Feeder Watch, visit:

Mural painted at “Plants Have Families Too” Judy’s Day, September 2018 (photo courtesy of Raylene Ludgate, Cornell Botanic Gardens).

To close out the show, we present an interview about a new, remote youth education program being run this August by the Cornell Botanic Garden.  It is called “Plants Have Families, Too”, and will provide materials to kids ages 8 to 11 so that they can get outside and learn about plant families.  Cornell Botanic Gardens hopes that this program will inspire young students to become budding scientists. To learn more, visit:


Producer: Esther Racoosin

Interview of Nathaniel Launer: Liz Mahood

Interview of Dr. Emma Grieg: Jeff Pea

Interview about “Plants have Families Too”: Esther Racoosin

Music: Joe Lewis, Blue Dot Sessions, Ben Jordan