Gulf Coast Research Lab seeks ‘Citizen Scientists’ to assist with Oil Spill Research | Events
The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is seeking volunteers to participate in research related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
GCRL and the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are putting together the Community Outreach for Accurate Science Translation Team. This COAST Team will be tasked with assisting scientists as they work to advance our understanding of how oil and dispersant affect the growth of commercially important blue crab and ecologically important grass shrimp.
Participants will spend several Saturdays between March and June on the project. On three of these days, the group will explore crab and shrimp biology and the Deepwater Horizon spill. The remaining three days will be spent in the lab and out in the field alongside the scientists. The culmination of this project will be an outreach event on June 1 at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education where volunteers will present information they have prepared to share with the public.
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