Stuff n Nonsense

Citizen Science

Above is a link to video my nephew Connor McCutchen showed my UMass class in a talk about Citizen Science. He made an argument that many of my Natural Science students are already on-board with, about getting locals involved to protect their own environments (the only thing that seems to work when protecting marine and other parks), and how protecting the environment can alleviate poverty. His family’s boat, The R.V. Llyr sails out Saturday, April 28th to meet the scientists from to survey Haitian’s southern reef. Sadly, they are leaving minus one crew member. Connor’s little brother broke his collar-bone playing frisbee two days ago, so he’s staying home with us – for now. I expect there will be updates on the trip at:

Berkshire Sweet Gold & R.F. Llyr (Ridge To Reef)