Penn State University

Community Science Volunteers

Curious about geology? Want to know more about water resources and water quality? Have questions about our energy future?

Participants in the Penn State Marcellus Community Science Volunteer Program will explore the natural and social sciences from geology to economics by learning about energy production, consumption and policy in the context of the Marcellus Shale. Weekly sessions led by Penn State faculty and researchers will cover topics including “Managing Water Resources” to “Understanding Pipeline Regulation, Construction and Landscape Impacts.” In addition to the face-to-face sessions, program participants will engage in data collection and analysis through hands-on activities and projects.

The goals of the Marcellus Community Science Volunteer Program are: The Marcellus Community Science Volunteer Program requires a ten-week commitment from participants. In addition to the weekly three-hour-sessions, participants also will engage in a field experience. The total time commitment is about 30 hours. Participants also are required to attend 80% of the classes.

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