Tahoe Science Center Learning Experiences

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2016 | PROJECT

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.

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Team Members

Geoff Schladow, Principal Investigator, University of California, Davis


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-10-14-0533-14
Funding Amount: $150,000


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Citizen Science Programs | Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Public Programs