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Through Local Eyes: Community Knowledge and Environmental Sciences

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Speakers: Majora Carter, Sustainable South Bronx, Jason Corburn, Columbia University
Moderator: Eva Hanhardt, Pratt Institute
Sponsored by: New York Academy of Sciences Environmental Sciences Section

Location: New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63rd Street

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 6 pm

Registration: This event is open to the public and free to members of the Academy or the Envronmental Sciences Section. Non-members $20. students $10. http://www.nyas.org Use the "See All Events" link and follow instructions or click on envirosection@nyas.org.

Anthropologists have pioneered the appreciation of local knowledge, especially about the environment, and its successful scientific applications. In NYC, public health scientists have engaged with communities to research pollution hazards and impacts. This panel will explore how scientists and communities form relationships and their impact on the scientific process. Can this improve the quality of scientific findings and public policy? Will it change the practice of science?

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