Category Archives: Citizen Science

Collection of the July 2015 Citizen Science Sample in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert BC

Prince Rupert’s July 2015 sample was recently collected by our volunteer team at Northwest Community College including visiting science teacher Sandy Humphrey from SD 91. Sampling is being coordinated by Cheryl Paavola (Instructor and Science Lab Tech) at Northwest Community College – Prince Rupert.

Sandy Humphrey of SD 91 collecting the InFORM seawater sample in a very sunny Prince Rupert harbour.
Sandy Humphrey of SD 91 collecting the InFORM seawater sample in a very sunny Prince Rupert harbour.
Sandy Humphrey and Cheryl Paavola at Prince Rupert.
Sandy Humphrey and Cheryl Paavola at Prince Rupert.
The sample will be processed and analyzed for radiocesium and naturally occurring radionuclides.
The sample will be processed and analyzed for radiocesium and naturally occurring radionuclides.

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A Quick Look at a Tide Pool at Botanical Beach Near Port Renfrew BC

This is a short video made on April 4, 2015 at Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew BC, one of our citizen scientist sampling locations organized by Surfrider Vancouver Island. Botanical Beach is at the north end of the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park on the southwest shore of Vancouver Island.

We arrived on the rising tide when the larger, more impressive tide pools were already submerged but this little pool shows the main types of organisms one can find there.  Almost got our feet wet in the end.

Prince Rupert Citizen Science Monitoring Continues for February 2015

Feb. 19, 2015

Prince Rupert BC

Prince Rupert’s third sample was recently collected by our volunteer team including students from NWCC Desiree Louis (College and Career Prep program) and Michael Standbridge (Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE) program). Sampling is being coordinated by Cheryl Paavola (Instructor and Science Lab Tech) at Northwest Community College – Prince Rupert.

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Kelly Creek Community School Collects January 2015 Fukushima Monitoring Sample

Powell River, BC

Jan. 16, 2015

January sampling was carried out in close proximity to the Kelly Creek Community School on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.  According to volunteer citizen science coordinator Katherine McLean the school students helped to document the sampling and they saw two sea lions catching herring just off the beach.

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