Are you interested in becoming a Citizen Scientist?
KCCA is looking for Citizen Scientists who are interested in collecting or assisting KCCA staff in collecting environmental data. Both volunteers and researchers can potentially benefit from citizen scientist programs. Volunteers can increase their knowledge and understanding of the scientific process, gain a deeper understanding of the watershed and strengthen their attitudes towards the natural environment.
What is Citizen Science?
Citizen science is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by volunteers of all ages, professions, backgrounds and skills. Volunteers actively contribute to scientific research either with their knowledge or with their tools and resources. Citizen science can result in advances in community education, scientific knowledge and innovation. Fostering citizen scientists in the local community can result in a positive interaction between local residents and the conservation authority who share a common goal of improving the health of the watershed.
What kind of data does the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority Collect?
- Surface Water Quality and Quantity
- Groundwater Quality and Quantity
- Benthic Invertebrate Community
- Fish Community
- Meteorological Data
- Wildlife Data
How can you become a Citizen Scientist?
- Volunteer to help KCCA staff collect environmental monitoring data such as surface water sampling, groundwater sampling, benthic sampling, and biota sampling.
- Collect daily weather data (rain and snowfall, temperature)
- Report unusual wildlife sightings, especially species at risk or invasive species
- Volunteer to help facilitate outdoor education programs.
- Make improvements to the natural areas and environment on your own property through stewardship projects.
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Water Conservation Supervisor
Tel: (519) 631-1270 ext. 228