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#CrowdCloudLIVE After each episode's WORLD premiere in April, show host, producer, and people seen on the show participated in post-premiere roundtable discussions. Viewers like you listened in, asked questions, and were able to dive deeper into the power of Citizen Science.

Watch the recorded Facebook Live events now. Discover more about how Citizen Science is revolutionizing the ways we gather, analyze, and utilize the data that fuels scientific research, discovery, and community action.

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Citizen Conservation

In Episode 4, The Crowd & The Cloud follows students as they learn about their rich local ecosystem. Scroll down to learn more about the people and projects featured in this segment.


Science, education, and stewardship of the Rio Grande watershed through student research of the ecosystem to inform public policy.

Through science, education, and stewardship, citizen scientists, young and old, are improving understanding of the ecological value of the Rio Grande and its watershed. The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) is coordinated by the University of New Mexico's Department of Biology and the Bosque School, and is mentioned in the Valle de Oro sequence in CROWD & CLOUD program 3. Research is conducted by volunteers along 350 miles of the Rio Grande and its riparian area, known locally by its Spanish name “bosque”. There are 32 research sites between Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. Citizen and student groups are gathering long-term data on the overall condition of the forest ecosystem along the river. On top of meeting research needs, volunteers build direct connections with their local environment and increase public understanding through carefully planned data collection. By including the community in citizen science, BEMP is able to gather information about the bosque while allowing students and volunteers to learn about the Rio Grande ecosystem. Their research seeks to inform public policy, and inspire environmental stewardship and ethics.

Additional Resources

Valle de Oro

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the Southwest’s first urban wildlife refuge, serves as an urban oasis for both wildlife and people.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

A list of citizen science projects through the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Be a Citizen Scientist for a Day

5 ways of helping U.S. Department of the Interior tackle real-world scientific issues on America’s public lands. supports your research by providing tools and resources that allow you to customize your scientific procedure - all in one location on the internet!