Looft, Fred J.
Oates, Karen Kashmanian
This project was intended to evaluate and improve the Port Phillip EcoCentre Baykeeper street and river auditing programs to enhance their functionality and usefulness when using citizen science. We developed a best practice rubric to evaluate the design of citizen science programs, used the rubric to evaluate the Baykeeper street auditing program, and developed and implemented an improvement plan for the program. We delivered an instructional and promotional video to the EcoCentre for the Baykeeper street litter audit and provided general recommendations on how to apply our project work in the future. This work will further the EcoCentre’s mission to educate and advocate on environmental issues. Our project work can also be used by other organizations using citizen science.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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