CITIZEN SCIENCE & EDUCATION

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

ORCA's citizen science program aims to educate and engage all members of the community, regardless of age, gender, education, race, or religion, in solving the problems that are leading to the degradation of the Indian River Lagoon and connecting waterways.

 

Through a series of workshops and trainings, our staff rigorously prepare community volunteers to actively participate in our citizen science projects- all of which were developed from ORCA's current research initiatives.  ORCA citizen scientists measure and monitor local environmental conditions and help identify sources of pollution entering the lagoon by conducting various field sampling and laboratory analyses.  Together, we can acquire the data required to drive change and solve the problems.

Through the power of Citizen Science, ORCA aims to:

 

  • Build relationships with volunteers, community organizations, and local businesses to develop a conservation-focused community based on the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Cultivate an ethic of care, concern and stewardship for the Indian River Lagoon and its watershed
  • Offer meaningful participation in real-world scientific research and environmental problem solving
  • Open pathways to science and scientific literacy

 

Thank you!

Phillip and Sandy Mills

 

The John T. and Elizabeth A. Taylor Foundation

 

 

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Mailing Address: PO Box 4291, Fort Pierce, FL 34948

Center for Citizen Science: 2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office: 140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies, science-based conservation action and community education and outreach.

 

Please help support our mission.

ORCA is a non-profit, non-governmental conservation organization tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) IRS. Contributions are tax-deductible.

 

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Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 4291, Fort Pierce, FL 34948

Center for Citizen Science:
2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office:
140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600

 

inquiries@teamorca.org

ORCA is dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies, science-based conservation action and community education and outreach.

 

Please help support our mission.

Connect with ORCA

Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc.

 

Main Office:
PO Box 4291, Fort Pierce, FL 34948

Center for Citizen Science:
2515 Airport N Drive, Bldg B, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Engineering Office:
140 Tomahawk Drive, Unit 6, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

 

P: 772.467.1600

 

inquiries@teamorca.org