Harnessing the power of the public.
Wholly H2O is harnessing the power of the public in our citizen science programs. It’s another way to get to know a watershed more intimately. You’ll increasingly experience that you are not alone in an ecosystem, but sharing it with hundreds of other watershed species.
We no longer have to stand back and wait for professional scientists to make observations for us, but instead can take up the role of impactful citizen scientists ourselves.
Citizen scientists collect data about the natural world and specific ecosystems through simple means of observation, documentation and/or analysis. Sometimes this is in collaboration with professional scientists, and sometimes it is just curios ole’ you noticing and documenting, often through photos, what is living in an area. Even your own backyard!
Are you up near California’s Yosemite National Park in the Stanislaus National Forest? Then look for our signs giving you the opportunity to document a forest’s regrowth after a massive wifldire, contributing to Monitoring Change: Rim Fire through photography shared on social media.
Are you living in or visiting Richmond, CA? While you’re there, why not add to our documentation of the species living in that watershed as part of the WaterHood project? You’ll not only be adding to observations, but to an audiovisual artpiece that will be performed in 2018!