Citizen Scientist Volunteer
Fraser Riverkeeper staff and volunteers collect bi-weekly water samples on Thursday and analyze the data on Friday. Your role will be to collect samples and record environmental observations alongside the Vancouver Water Monitoring Coordinator, Katie Moore.
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.