The Power of Citizen Science to Deliver Conservation Outcomes

Tiffany Sprague researching, monitoring wildlife with volunteers

Tiffany Sprague has devoted her life to protecting our natural world while educating and inspiring others to do the same. As manager of the Parsons Field Institute at McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, Sprague focuses on research and education to manage and protect the largest urban preserve in the nation, McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Sprague will share insights on "The Power of Citizen Science: Delivering Conservation Outcomes Through Education, Research and Monitoring." The event, part of the Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series at ASU Polytechnic campus, will be held at 3 p.m. in the Student Union in Cooley Ballroom A.

As a wildlife biologist, Sprague has worked with a variety of wildlife and habitat restoration projects with the National Park Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and others on projects ranging from bats to snakes to black-footed ferrets and more. She has also worked with several non-profit organizations, including the Arizona Chapter of Sierra Club, seeking to educate the public and policy-makers on environmental issues. 

Sprague earned a Bachelor of Science in wildlife sciences from the University of Arizona and a Master of Science in applied biological sciences from ASU's College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU Polytechnic campus. She serves as president of the Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Sprague’s goal in life is simple: She wants to save the world.

Faculty and practitioners discuss their current research and field projects in the ASU College of Integrative Sciences and Arts' Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series, held throughout the academic year at ASU’s Polytechnic campus. All seminars are free and open to the public.

Department: 
Faculty of Science and Mathematics, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Contact: 
Professor Fabio Suzart de Albuquerque
Location: 
Student Union, Cooley Ballroom A
Campus: 
Polytechnic campus
Price: 
Free