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Citizen Science Workshop, New York, June 19, 2012

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Welcome and Opening Remarks
Judith Enck, Administrator, EPA Region 2, Opening Remarks
Charles Lee, Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Opening Remarks

How To Start a Citizen Science Program
Linda Green, Program Director, URI Watershed Watch;  What to Think About Before Wading into Volunteer Monitoring
Randi Walker, NYSDEC: New York DEC’s Community Air Screen Program

Funding Sources
Murad Awadeh, Director of Organizing, UPROSE/Brooklyn, NY: Our Air, Our Water: Youth-Led Community Research
Dennis Suskowski, Science Director, Hudson River Foundation: Funding and Utilization of Citizen Science from an NGO’s Perspective
Roch Baamonde, Chief, Grants and Contract Management Branch and Rudnell O’Neal, Team Leader, Environmental Assistance Team, EPA Region 2: Grant Opportunities at EPA

Addressing Pollution through Community and Government Partnerships
Ray Werner, Chief, Air Programs Branch, EPA Region 2 and Doug Pabst, Team Leader, Dredging Sediments & Ocean Team: Addressing Air and Water Pollution through Community and Government Partnerships
Julien Terrell, Director of Organizing, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice: From Tree Pits to Parks: How South Bronx Residents Partnered with Governments to Build a More Sustainable Community
Tom Gentile, Chief, Air Toxics Section/NYSDEC: NYSDEC’s Perspective on Citizen’s Air Quality Sampling
Scott Kishbaugh, Chief, Lake Monitoring and Assessment Section/NYSDEC: Data Use by States

Addressing Pollution through Community and Academic Partnerships
Meredith Minkler, Professor and Director of Health and Social Behavior, University of California, Berkeley:  Community-Based Participatory Research: Overview and Value-Added for Environmental Health Science, Community Capacity Building and Outcomes
George Thurston, Professor of Environmental Medicine, NYU Institute of Environmental Medicine and Lung-Chi Chen, Professor of Environmental Medicine, NYU Institute of Environmental Medicine:   The Backpack Study of Asthma and Diesel Air Pollution in the South Bronx
Jessica Clemente, Executive Director, Nos Quedamos, Community Perspectives on the Community-Based Participatory Research Model: Lessons from the South Bronx Backpack Study
Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, Executive Director, The Point CDC, Community Perspectives on the Community-Based Participatory Research Model: Lessons from the South Bronx Backpack Study
David Shuffler, Executive Director, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Community Perspectives on the Community-Based Participatory Research Model: Lessons from the South Bronx Backpack Study

Success Stories for Water
Patricia Aitken, Executive Director, Friends of the Bay, Oyster Bay, NY: What Citizen Science Monitoring Can Do for You
Tracy Brown, Water Quality Advocate, Riverkeeper:   Testing for Sewage Pollution on the Hudson River Estuary
Liz Barry, Director of Urban Environments, Public Laboratory:  Civic Science: Public Laboratory’s Open Research Model
Tiffany Smythe, Director of Harbor Restoration and Policy, New York Harbor Foundation; and Mauricio Gonzalez, Marine Biology Research Program Teacher, New York Harbor School:  Bridging the Gap from High School to College and Beyond:  Youth Citizen Science at the New York Harbor School

Success Stories for Air
Erin Heaney, Executive Director, Clean Air Coalition of Western New York:  Regular People, Powerful Results; Grassroots Monitoring in Western New York
Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice (Harlem):  Using Community-Driven Participatory Research to Impact Public Policy and Improve Environmental Health
Denny Larson, Executive Director, Global Community Monitor: From Louisiana to South Africa to Delaware

Data Interpretation and Use
Donna Ringel, Quality Assurance Officer, EPA Region 2/DESA: QA for Grantees
Joe Gardella, John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry, University of Buffalo: Not Love Canal: Case Studies of Community-Based Chemical Analysis in Western New York:  Part One; Part Two
Denny Larson, Executive Director, Global Community Monitor:  Community Based Research: The Absence of Data – Especially “data to the contrary” and lies of omission
Brenda Torres-Barreto, Director of the Green Light District, El Puente Community Health & Environmental Institute :  The El Puente Green Light District: A Model for Combining Public Health Research and 'Street Science' to Uncover and Address Community Needs
Tom Gentile, Chief, Air Toxics Section/NYSDEC: Interpreting Air Data Collected Through Grab Sampling

The Future of Monitoring Technologies
Peter Preuss, Chief Innovation Officer, EPA/ORD: Empowering Communities – Air Pollution Sensors and Apps
Michael Heimbinder, Executive Director, HabitatMap:  AirCasting: Share Your Air
Mike Taylor, Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University: Bolts to Bits: New Tools for Citizen Science

 

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