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January 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Kelly Albus will be our January 16,2020 speaker and will present “Exploring the field of citizen science”.
Brief description of the presentation:
Title: “Exploring the field of citizen science” – Join Dr. Kelly Albus for an overview of citizen and community science as a burgeoning field of research, explore the exciting new growth of this old idea, and learn about some of the new projects and breakthroughs in citizen science that are happening in Texas and worldwide.
Dr. Kelly Albus is an environmental scientist and educator who has worked at multiple universities, museums, zoos, and research agencies across the country. She enjoys sharing her love of nature with students of all ages, and loves getting outside with her husband and two girls to birdwatch and canoe, and has written and illustrated field guides as a hobby. She discovered and fell in love with citizen science as an undergrad and it has been her passion ever since, leading to a doctoral degree in Environmental Science with a focus on citizen science and science education. She currently works as a Research Scientist and Professor at UNT’s Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI), where her research is focused on citizen science and community engagement in environmental issues, and she tries to get outside every chance she gets.”