The North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN) invites you to their first-ever Spidey Sens-r participatory air monitoring effort! Spidey Sens-r is a community science project that works by collecting dust that settles on funnel weaver spider webs. Help monitor the air quality in your community by collecting spider webs from around Goldsboro.
NCEJN is co-hosting this community sampling event with Down East Coal Ash Environmental and Social Justice Coalition. Down East will share concerns about current sources of air pollution in Greenville. Participants will then use Spidey Sens-r to help measure and address them.
“Spidey Sens-r” is a network of air quality monitors using spider webs. Participants will learn how to identify and collect funnel webs, log coordinates, and send them to our lab to be tested for metals. After a few demonstrations, you will go out into the community and collect these webs together. With spider webs as bioindicators, we can detect differences in air quality at the neighborhood level.
9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome and Registration
9:15 – 9:25 AM Spidey Sens-r Project overview
9:25 – 10:10 AM Web sampling training
10:10 – 1:00 PM Community web sampling
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch and closing