Assessment and Evaluation of Florida’s Citizen-Science Program to Address Climate Change: Heritage Monitoring Scouts of Florida (HMS Florida)
The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) launched the citizen science-based Heritage Monitoring Scout (HMS Florida) program statewide during the fall of 2016 in part to assist Florida’s Division of Historical Resources, which currently does not have the budget or policy permissions in place for climate change concerned initiatives. During the first year, 233 volunteers signed up and submitted over 312 monitoring forms from across the state. This paper will provide affordances and constraints of the HMS Florida program to date, share overall patterns of data collected on site conditions and assessments, break down the demographics of site stewards, and share preliminary results of the second year. During the quantitative and qualitative assessments of the program discovered that many of the HMS Florida participants feel the program is making an important impact not only on the preservation of cultural resources, but also in their personal lives.
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Assessment and Evaluation of Florida’s Citizen-Science Program to Address Climate Change: Heritage Monitoring Scouts of Florida (HMS Florida). Sarah Miller, Laura Clark. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444316)
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Abstract Id(s): 19981