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  • Connecting People to Nature

    Our Citizen Science project aimed at engaging individuals as participants in research that would expand our knowledge of the ecological inventory and interactions within our Hacienda La Esperanza Nature Reserve.


  • Citizen Science – Bringing the Excitement of Scientific Discovery to All

    In February 2010, along with Aaron Alford, I co-founded Paleo Quest, a non-profit citizen science service and research organization whose mission is to advance the sciences of paleontology and geology through research, exploration and science education.


  • Soldiers2Scientists and Beyond...

    Therapeutic recreation programs are uniquely suited to provide veterans treatment, while also helping individuals “recover basic motor functioning and reasoning abilities, build confidence, and socialize effectively to enable greater independence”.


  • Hacking Science and Space Exploration

    Science should be something that is disruptively accessible. Citizen science is less about replicating science experiments and more about people from any background being empowered to create new ways to explore the overlooked, underfunded and fringe areas of science.


  • COASST – It Takes a Village

    The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) was born out of the Tenyo Maru oil spill, out of the realization that scientists alone can’t begin to document what’s normal, let alone how fast things are changing. We need a willing army to make that happen. In short, we need citizens – the locals who watch, and know, and love their backyards, their environment.


  • For the Win: Open Your Eyes

    Lance Oppenheim, a 17 year-old from Southwest Ranches, FL, featured the winner of a literary writing contest in a video called Open Your Eyes which asked participants to describe what child hunger means to them. Lance serves as a National Youth Advisory Council member of generationOn, the global youth service enterprise of Points of Light.


  • Serving Together, as One America

    This week, I had the opportunity to speak at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service here in Washington D.C. Sponsored by Points of Light, the conference is the world’s largest annual gathering of volunteering and service leaders and supporters.


  • For Peace and Safety

    Master Shih Cheng Yen, Tzu Chi Foundation is being honored as a Champion of Change for the leadership they demonstrated in their involvement in response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.


  • Providing a Safe Haven

    PortSide NewYork is being honored as a Champion of Change for the leadership they demonstrated in their involvement in response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.


  • Fulfilling our Duty

    Brian Buhman is being honored as a Champion of Change for the leadership he demonstrated in his involvement in response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.


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