Who could be a citizen scientist and participate in scientific service to their community?
Source: Anyone Can Be A NASA Scientist
This post at Gringa of the Barrio is about citizen science programs through NASA, but there are programs at all levels of government (or not government at all) and in all regions. For example, there are projects through universities like the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, through states such as NY’s Department of Environmental Conservation, and through nonprofit environmental organizations like Seatuck Environmental Association.
And it’s called “citizen science” for a reason — citizens make the best advocates. The NY DEC has a wealth of information on how to get involved politically as well as scientifically, including downloadable handbooks.