Author: Alison Cawood

Alison Cawood

Dr. Alison Cawood is the Citizen Science Coordinator at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. She works with researchers, interns, educators, volunteers, and students to actively involve non-professional scientists in original scientific research. Alison earned her Ph.D. in Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. She earned bachelors’ degrees in Marine Biology and Hispanic Studies from the College of Charleston.

Since the start of the pandemic, people all over the world have increased their time spent with nature.  (Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute)