Tahoe Science Center Learning Experiences

Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to Friday, September 30, 2016
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Citizen Science Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture
Organization:
University of California, Davis
Description or Abstract: 

The Tahoe Environmental Research Center will create an interactive exhibit that merges the results of citizen science with a real-time ecosystem monitoring network to reveal the immediate impacts of watershed processes on Lake Tahoe's nearshore. Citizen scientists will provide real-time "sensor data" from instruments located around the shores of Lake Tahoe and deliver "perceptual data" from mobile devices. Visitors to the research center will then be able to see and experiment with how conditions change over time at different locations around the lake. The exhibit will tie directly to a set of stewardship and action messages that will empower and equip visitors and residents to improve the health of Lake Tahoe's nearshore and become aware of issues in other freshwater ecosystems.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
Museums for America
Award Number: 
MA-10-14-0533-14
Funding Amount: 
$150,000

Team Members

Geoff SchladowGeoff SchladowPrincipal Investigator

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