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Citizen Science Workshop, New Jersey, June 20, 2012

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Welcome and Opening Remarks
Judith Enck, Administrator, EPA Region 2, Opening Remarks
Charles Lee, Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Opening Remarks

How To Start a Citizen Science Program
Linda Green, Program Director, URI Watershed Watch;  What to Think About Before Wading into Volunteer Monitoring
Judy Shaw, Senior Research Associate, E.J. Bloustein School/Rutgers University, National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment:  Citizen Scientists of the Raritan River Region
Renee Koubiadis, Assistant State Campaign Director, The Citizens Campaign: Building Healthier Communities Using the Sustainability Toolkit

Funding Sources
Alyse Greenberg, Program Coordinator, The Watershed Institute, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association: Funding Citizen Science:  The Watershed Institute Grant Program and More
Roch Baamonde, Chief, Grants and Contract Management Branch and Rudnell O’Neal, Team Leader, Environmental Assistance Team, EPA Region 2: Grant Opportunities at EPA

Addressing Pollution through Community and Government Partnerships
Ray Werner, Chief, Air Programs Branch, EPA Region 2 and Doug Pabst, Team Leader, Dredging Sediments & Ocean Team, EPA Region 2: Addressing Air and Water Pollution through Community and Government Partnerships
Charles Pietarinen, Chief, Bureau of Air Monitoring, NJDEP: New Jersey’s Community Air Monitoring Initiatives
Danielle Donkersloot, NJ State Volunteer Monitoring Coordinator, NJDEP:  Data Use by States

Addressing Pollution through Community and Academic Partnerships
Meredith Minkler, Professor and Director of Health and Social Behavior, University of California, Berkeley:  Community-Based Participatory Research: Overview and Value-Added for Environmental Health Science, Community Capacity Building and Outcomes
Molly Greenberg, Environmental Programs Assistant, Ironbound Community Corporation: Air Monitoring & Health Surveillance/Epi Asthma Study
Robert Laumbach, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: Assessing Cumulative Impacts of Diesel Exhaust and Stress on Childhood Asthma: A Community-Academic Partnership in Newark, NJ

Success Stories for Water
Tracy Brown, Water Quality Advocate, Riverkeeper:   Testing for Sewage Pollution on the Hudson River Estuary
Liz Barry, Director of Urban Environments, Public Laboratory:  Civic Science: Public Laboratory’s Open Research Model
Laura Kelm, Director of Water Quality Programs, Great Swamp Watershed Association: From Monitoring to Restoration Along Silver Brook

Success Stories for Air
Denny Larson, Executive Director, Global Community Monitor: From Louisiana to South Africa to Delaware
Kim Gaddy, Environmental Justice Organizer, NJ Environmental Federation and Amy Goldsmith, State Director, NJ Environmental Federation and Clean Water Fund:  NJ Port Coalition Vehicle Count/Air Monitoring Study
Erin Heaney, Executive Director, Clean Air Coalition of Western New York:  Regular People, Powerful Results; Grassroots Monitoring in Western New York

Data Interpretation and Use
Donna Ringel, Quality Assurance Officer, EPA Region 2/DESA: QA for Grantees
Joe Gardella, John and Frances Larkin Professor of Chemistry, University of Buffalo: Not Love Canal: Case Studies of Community-Based Chemical Analysis in Western New York:  Part One; Part Two
Denny Larson, Executive Director, Global Community Monitor:  Community Based Research: The Absence of Data – Especially “data to the contrary” and lies of omission
Deborah Lord, Vice President, Pompeston Creek Watershed Association: The Status of Pompeston Creek, 1998-2008: From Data to Action

The Future of Monitoring Technologies
Peter Preuss, Chief Innovation Officer, EPA/ORD: Empowering Communities – Air Pollution Sensors and Apps
Michael Heimbinder, Executive Director, HabitatMap:  AirCasting: Share Your Air
Mike Taylor, Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University: Bolts to Bits: New Tools for Citizen Science


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