Join us on for this month’s CRC Roundtable, Citizen Science for the Win-Win. Citizen science, particularly within environmental monitoring programs, boosts public understanding of and trust in environmental protection and restoration programs by engaging the community in data collection. Citizen involvement also greatly increases the volume and spatial extent of data collected, well beyond what academic researchers and government agencies can do alone.

There are several active citizen science programs around the Chesapeake Bay that contribute to the body of knowledge and data. Join us on December 16th from 12-1 pm to discuss two of the Bay region’s most far-reaching citizen science programs: the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) and Chesapeake DolphinWatch. CMC connects citizen monitoring data to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to better understand monitoring status and trends in the watershed. Chesapeake DolphinWatch collects citizen dolphin sightings and recorded behaviors within the Bay.


  • Liz Chudoba, Water Quality Monitoring Initiative Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
  • Jamie Testa, Program Coordinator, Chesapeake DolphinWatch

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded. By joining this webinar, you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. 

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About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We are launching the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources.

The new lunchtime seminars will invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars will also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.