Tom Burke: EPA leverages help of citizen scientists

Tom Burke, deputy assistant administrator, EPA

Ever since people could count birds or measure celestial phenomena, they've been contributors to science thanks to their observational skills. At the Environmental Protection Agency, planners wanted to take this idea of disbursed people observing conditions around them to a new level. It's called citizen science. Tom Burke, deputy assistant administrator, senior science adviser and head of EPA's research and development, spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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