An innovative public radio series focusing on how Americans’ daily lives are being affected by climate change is recognized as one of 2013’s top citizen science projects.
The envelope please.
And the winner — at least one of the top 13 citizen science award winners cited by Scistarter.com citizen science blog — is the ISeeChange public radio program, with its focus on how climate change is affecting Americans’ daily lives in western Colorado.
The scistarter blog described the innovative radio series as “a public radio and media experiment that fosters multimedia conversations between citizens and scientists about how seasonal weather and climate extremes affect daily American life.”
Founded by independent radio journalist and producer Julia Kumari Drapkin in April 2012 at KVNF Mountain Grown Community Radio in Paonia, Colorado, the project’s website describes the program as a part of Localore, a nationwide production of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) in collaboration with Zeega. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was the principal funder of the initiative.