Community Science Institute
Community science projects focus on local issues and local government. They prioritize observational monitoring and the use of data for science-based management of local resources over hypothesis testing and publication in scientific journals. We adhere to the scientific method, and projects may contribute to new scientific knowledge.
However, creating new knowledge is secondary to gathering data within a known scientific framework and using results to manage local resources sustainably.
Empowering citizens to understand, protect and manage local water resources.
By participating directly in the scientific process of collecting management-quality data, volunteers become knowledgeable stewards of their watersheds.
CSI has offered baseline testing of private drinking water wells since 2009. Baseline testing establishes the levels of 20 “signature chemicals” that are most likely to change in the event of contamination from hydraulic fracturing fluids and shale gas waste.
7:00PM at 283 Langmuir Lab, 95 Brown Road, Ithaca NY 14850 BMI Night at the Lab!
6:30PM at Steele Memorial Library, 101 E. Church Street, Elmira NY “Red Flag” Stream Monitoring Information Session
14 - 16
at CSI Lab, 283 Langmuir Lab, 95 Brown Road, Ithaca NY ELAP Inspection
3:30PM - 5:00PM at Stewart Park, Ithaca 4-H20 Sampling – Stewart Park
6:00PM at Montour Falls Public Library, 406 Main Street, Montour Falls NY “Red Flag” Stream Monitoring Information Session