Citizen Science as a Foundation for Quantitative Literacy in Data Analysis

June 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Groton School

Groton, MA

David Black, Groton School

David Black, Groton School began teaching in the Science Department in 1989, after five years as an ecologist with a consulting company, where he assessed the environmental impact of projects throughout New England. Dr. Black earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Harvard University and a PhD in ecology from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent, England. He used this background to develop a program in ecology and environmental science at Groton, which emphasizes field work, data analysis, and a rigorous scientific approach to the understanding of environmental issues. He now holds Groton's Geoffrey deC. Gund 1960 Teaching Chair.  Outside the classroom, Dr. Black runs the Groton Conservation Corps, a student group working to protect campus biodiversity. Beyond the gates, Dr. Black is involved in the stewardship of open spaces in the Town of Groton and serves as a trustee of the Groton Conservation Trust. Citizen Science in schools is a special interest of his.