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The acid drops project: pollution monitoring by young people
- THOMSON, CHARLES H.
- Biological journal of the Linnean Society 1987 v.32 no.1 pp. 127-135
- acid deposition, air, children, education, environmental monitoring, pollution, scientists, surveys, volunteers
- The spectrum of research at the Field Studies Council spans generations of scientists, from fully qualified and experienced staff to quite young children engaged in serious environmental monitoring. Pollution monitoring networks run by young people have a proven history, starting in 1971 with the Advisory Centre for Education air and water surveys, up to the present day with the Watch/Field Studies Council acid rain projects. Each project has demonstrated how a well coordinated network of unqualified volunteers, using inexpensive kits and simple techniques, can produce data worthy of scientific attention.