Media contact: Dolly Cummings
Citizen Science at Camp Bayou
The Citizen Science Symposium will be held on March 20-21, 2009 from 9am-2pm at Camp Bayou in Ruskin. This event is open to the general public- homeschoolers, public and private schools, families and anyone who'd like to get a bit more familiar with the world around them.
Want more Science? An optional "Science of Lunch" meal will be offered for just $5 per person and includes interesting science tidbits about the lunch you will be eating. For instance, Does turkey really make you sleepy? What actually happens to make bread rise? Are all tomatoes equally equipped with cancer- fighting lycopene? In an nod to Dr. Suess, how can we get green eggs without using food dye? All this and more but pre-registration is required. Visit www.campbayou.org and follow the link in the upper right hand side of the homepage.
During lunch, participants will also be able to hear about some of the science research going on in the area. The following experts will be on hand for an informal Science Cafe on one or both days:
Dr. Akers Pence - Research Associate;
Dr. Pam Vergara - Associate Professor; Environmental Science Program at HCC representing Stream Waterwatch;
Dr. Steve Johnson - Assistant Professor of Urban Wildlife Ecology,
George Kish - USGS Hydrologist representing National Phenology Network
Sherri Potter - Outreach Coordinator; Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science
Dr. George Shambaugh - Florida Master Naturalist Graduate volunteer
Diane Alvarez, PhD – Editor; www.beautyberrybooks.com