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New EPA Citizen Science Quality Assurance Handbook Provides Best Practices for Citizen Science Projects

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
For those who are curious about the natural world or have concerns about environmental issues such as air pollution or water quality, there are more and more opportunities to collect and report data to the public or government agencies. Using new technologies, like air sensors that can fit into the palm of your hand and smart phone applications that make environmental monitoring as simple as taking a picture, it is easier than ever to collect, analyze, and report environmental data. Citizen science is one way that Americans engage in environmental science. EPA supports the use of citizen science to strengthen and inform environmental decision making. To further the Agency’s vision and strategy for citizen science, EPA has created a new Quality Assurance handbook, to be used with accompanying templates and examples for citizen science. Read full story here.

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