Citizen Scientist Volunteer

 

What is citizen science? According to National Geographic, "Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. Through citizen science, people share and contribute to data monitoring and collection programs." We aim to connect people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, to their local waters, by collecting water quality data, sharing that data for free, online, on our website and Swim Guide, and engaging them in citizen science practices through volunteer opportunities (below) and pollution reports.

Volunteer Shifts

August 12th - False Creek Water Monitoring

Join Imogene, our water monitoring coordinator, and help collect water samples at three locations along our bike route from Olympic Village to Vanier Park. 

 

Time: 9 am to 12:30 pm. 

You will need: bicycle and lock, a bottle of water, and sunscreen if you need it.

Where: meet at 9 am at 1806 Maritime Mews, Granville Island.

August 14th - Waste Characterization

Join us as we sort through and collect data on the contents of our Granville Island Seabins, which skim trash off the surface of False Creek 24/7. Expect lots of garbage, styrofoam, and degrading sea plastics. This can be a dirty job, so come mentally prepared to get a little scummy. 

 

Time: 10:30am to 1pm

Where to meet: 1806 Maritime Mews, Granville Island 

August 19th - False Creek Water Monitoring

Join Imogene, our water monitoring coordinator, and help collect water samples at three locations along our bike route from Olympic Village to Vanier Park. 

 

Time: 9 am to 12:30 pm. 

You will need: bicycle and lock, a bottle of water, and sunscreen if you need it.

Where: meet at 9 am at 1806 Maritime Mews, Granville Island.

August 26th - False Creek Water Monitoring

Join Imogene, our water monitoring coordinator, and help collect water samples at three locations along our bike route from Olympic Village to Vanier Park. 

 

Time: 9 am to 12:30 pm. 

You will need: bicycle and lock, a bottle of water, and sunscreen if you need it.

Where: meet at 9 am at 1806 Maritime Mews, Granville Island.

September 2nd - False Creek Water Monitoring

Join Imogene, our water monitoring coordinator, and help collect water samples at three locations along our bike route from Olympic Village to Vanier Park. 

 

Time: 9 am to 12:30 pm. 

You will need: bicycle and lock, a bottle of water, and sunscreen if you need it.

Where: meet at 9 am at 1806 Maritime Mews, Granville Island.

September 4th - Waste Characterization

Join us as we sort through and collect data on the contents of our Granville Island Seabins, which skim trash off the surface of False Creek 24/7. Expect lots of garbage, styrofoam, and degrading sea plastics. This can be a dirty job, so come mentally prepared to get a little scummy. 

 

Time: 10:30am to 1pm

Where to meet: 1806 Maritime Mews, Granville Island 

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