Taking a closer look at Citizen Science Programs & River Herring

Citizen science programs, like MyRWA's River Herring Monitoring Program, provide valuable information for scientific studies. These programs also have the potential to inspire environmental awareness and behavior. Meghna Marjadi, a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (and former MyRWA intern!), considered the educational aspect of citizen science programs in a 2015 study of MyRWA’s Herring Monitoring Program. Meghna will present the results of this study as well as new findings about reproductive success in alewives – the results of which will be used in population modelling to develop better management plans for the species.

This presentation is part of the Mystic River Watershed Association’s monthly Committee Meeting. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. on April 5, 2016 at Tufts University, Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service, Lincoln Filene Hall, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford. Free and open to the public!

Photo by David Mussina

Photo by David Mussina