Science Cafe: Citizen Science Tips for a Healthy Home (Teen-Adult)

  • When: Thursday, June 14, 2018,  7:00 pm -  8:30 pm
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27601
  • Cost: Free

There’s no place like home – but how well do you know yours? Because each home is unique, studies of environmental quality of homes requires people to become citizen scientists. Caren Cooper will introduce three citizen science kits for healthy homes that can be borrowed through her lab: Sound Around Town for measuring the outdoor acoustic environment and possible noise pollution; AirCasting for measuring outdoor air quality; and Crowd the Tap for reporting observations of tap water quality, plumbing and service line materials in order to estimate the risk of lead in tap water. Cooper is helping citizen scientists challenge old notions about who can conduct research, where knowledge can be acquired, and even how solutions to some of our biggest societal problems might emerge.

  • Website: naturalsciences.org
  • Contact Name: Katey Ahmann
  • Contact Phone: 919.707.9888
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  • Category: Informational, Free


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