First name: 
Sarah
Surname: 
KIRN
Please select your type of occupation: 
Working for an NGO
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
In my role at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) I write grant proposals to support GMRI's citizen science programs. Previously, for 11 years I managed GMRI's Vital Signs program, a citizen science project focused on invasive species research and designed to support participation by middle school teachers and students.
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
Vital Signs
Project URL: 
www.vitalsignsme.org
Organization running the project: 
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Brief description of project: 
Vital Signs investigates the presence and absence of invasive and native species in the state of Maine, USA. The project was designed to serve researchers and natural resource managers as well as middle school teachers and students and other science novices. It launched in 2009.