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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.

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Citizens + Scientists

Citizen scientists track air and water pollution at fracking sites in windswept Wyoming and five other states, using simple but science-based techniques developed by the “Bucket Brigade.” On idyllic East Coast trout streams, volunteers from Trout Unlimited monitor water quality regularly, generating baseline data that will prove invaluable in the event of future pollution events. Community members connected with professional researchers to tackle Flint’s drinking water crisis and now the same is happening in Philadelphia and other cities. In China, citizens use government data and a unique mobile app to report environmental crimes. When citizens and scientists partner it’s a win-win for all concerned.

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West Philadelphia resident Suleimon learns how to test drinking water for lead.
Deb Thomas uses “Bucket Brigade” techniques to sample air close to local fracking sites.
Jim Weaver contributes to Trout Unlimited’s “angler science” initiative by sampling water quality using an EPA-developed checklist.
In China, the Blue Map app allows citizens to report polluters and “Black & Smelly Rivers.”