Summer high school students visited the Alliance for the Great Lakes offices for a one day workshop to learn about their citizen science data collection project. The Alliance for the Great Lakes has a volunteer run program called 'adopt-a-beach', where people form groups to clean the coastal areas by the Great Lakes.
In our one-day event, the students experienced what it would be like to be a program consultant for the Alliance. They formed teams to come up with ideas to increase volunteer engagement and public outreach as well as to redesigning the user interface for their website.
The students also presented their ideas to the Alliance for the Great Lakes team at the end of a very productive day!