Do you want to be a citizen scientist?
by Vicki Heisser |
Dr. Amanda Glazier, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science recently shared, “During the Introduction to Oceanography course, we will collect data for external research institutions to be included in large scale datasets. We will collect water samples for the Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute, to be used in their Chugach Regional Ocean Monitoring database. We will also monitor benthic settlement plates as are used by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center to monitor for invasive species. In addition to these projects, we will have our own semester-long project, monitoring the settlement plates, temperature, and salinity in Valdez Harbor. These projects offer very exciting opportunities to do some fairly accessible oceanographic fieldwork and participate in large-scale projects.”
For more information about this class or citizen scientist volunteer opportunities, call 907-834-1600