Community Science Volunteer NetworkThe Community Science Volunteer Network seeks to develop a fieldwork program to document abandoned and orphan oil and gas wells throughout Pennsylvania by engaging both Community Science Volunteers and members of the public. The program will allow Community Science Volunteers to apply knowldedge gained during the Community Science Volunteer Program to a tangible problem and to contribute the locations of abandoned oil and gas wells to both local communities and state agencies.
The goals of the Community Science Volunteer Network include:
- Improved understanding of the importance of locating and documenting abandoned and orphan oil and gas wells from an environmental perspective
- Application of science skills (including research, data collection, data analysis, prediction, observation, and interpretation) to a socially relevant problem
- Contribution of collected data to both local community (Community Network Tool) and state agencies (PA DEP's Bureau of Oil and Gas Management)
- Engagement in a program that enables participants of the Community Science Volunteer Program to utilize knowledge gained in a tangible way
For more information on the Community Science Volunteer Network, contact:
- Genevieve Elsworth, Penn State (firstname.lastname@example.org)