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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 2, 2020 11:30 AM
From: Representative Steven R. Malagari
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Designating April 2020 as Global Citizen Science Month
Global Citizen Science Month is an annual event dedicated to celebrating and promoting all things citizen science. Citizen science is real science done by people like you and me who may not hold a formal science degree, but have a lot to contribute to the advancement of a variety of inspiring scientific projects. Through SciStarter, a Global Citizen Science Month supporter and the largest online database of searchable citizen projects, citizens can contribute and collaborate on scientific endeavors that generate new knowledge or understanding.

Here in the Commonwealth alone, one could engage in different projects to better our communities such as helping identify and catalog the trees in Philadelphia’s urban forest or tracking alpine and forest plants in the Appalachian Trail corridor. There are projects available for all age groups from elementary to senior citizens. There is currently a group of Senior Environment Corps that engages senior members in over 20 counties across Pennsylvania in different activities protecting the environment.

As a steadfast advocate for the environment and a member of the climate caucus, it is my privilege to introduce a resolution designating the month of April 2020 as Global Citizen Science Month in Pennsylvania. I hope you will join me in recognizing this occasion that encourages and grants the opportunity for Pennsylvanians of all ages to contribute to their community and the country by engaging in and advancing scientific research.

Introduced as HR786