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Building Scientific Literacy and Resilience Through Community Citizen Science in the Gulf of Mexico

Implementing Organization

Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants


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Project Actions

Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Public Lab seeks to change how people see the world in environmental, social, and political terms by teaching them how to investigate environmental concerns using inexpensive, do-it-yourself techniques. With this award, the project team proposes to build a community citizen science network of Biloxi, Mobile, New Orleans, and Pensacola residents who can collect and use data to enhance environmental protection and increase community resilience. Through a series of workshops, Public Lab team will encourage communities to engage in collaborative approaches to prioritizing and answering local environmental questions. Over the course of this project, Public Lab will work to encourage collaborative learning and civic engagement via community-led scientific exploration and investigation.


Ellen (Stevie) Lewis
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