Citizen science heads to Congress

Cool: Congress is busy taking note of the many ways citizen scientists can help protect the nation. Check out this:

In the United States, 1 in 4 people live with the risk of earthquakes. The U.S. Geological Survey and its partners are designing innovative tools to better detect earthquakes and share critical information.

The involvement of citizens is key, as decisions made before and immediately after an earthquake can save lives and protect property.
What:The USGS will host a congressional briefing on how innovative tools combined with citizen involvement can help save lives and minimize economic losses from earthquakes.
Who: Jack Hayes, Director, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (emcee)
David Wald, U.S. Geological Survey; John Hooper, Director of Earthquake Engineering at Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Mark Benthien, Southern California Earthquake Center
Where: 1334 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C
When: Friday, May 21, 2010 10 a.m.
For more information about the briefing, visit www.usgs.gov/solutions.

(Thanks to David Westcott for the lead!)