In addition to collecting and disseminating certified water quality data with the help of a large volunteer network, CSI seeks to inform and empower the community through public forums and educational programs for adults and children. CSI outreach activities are designed to foster environmental stewardship, encourage the public to take part in the scientific process, and address community concerns regarding water quality.
Ever wonder which water quality issues are affecting your backyard streams and which laws and policies protect your favorite swimming hole? CSI’s public forums seek to address community concerns regarding water in our region. Forums are free and open to the public and include presentations by experts with plenty of time for discussion.
Science experiments and data collection aren’t just for adults! Through our 4-H2O program, CSI aims to foster and support the next generation of scientists through tactile and mentally stimulating activities that allow children to “dip their toes” into the world of water.
CSI’s public database compiles 20 years of certified water quality data collected by our many volunteers throughout Central and Southern New York. Data can be sorted by location, date, and analyte and downloaded free of charge.
Need help navigating the database? Give us a call! Our outreach coordinator would be happy to assist you.
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