Citizen Science in the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere – Hatcher

The Bras d‘Or Lake and watershed is a 3,566 km2 region of forest, freshwater and marine ecosystems in the centre of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. The estuary occupies 31% of the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere and the watershed is thinly populated, with about 6 human residents per square kilometer (2006 census). The evolving Bras d’Or Watch program which is at the nexus of citizen science and public education seeks to strengthen the human habitat bond among participants by:
1. providing a forum for citizens to interact with their place
2. networking citizens who want to strengthen their bond with place
3. matching residents with scientists and historians who can share their knowledge of place

Looking Inward

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