In 2014, a young mother determined to find answers about what was sickening her children became a leading advocate for clean water in the town of Flint, Michigan.  Her story is but one example of how citizen science has brought about important change in environmental policies and regulations.  There are many pathways for engaging global citizens to collect data and have a real impact on our global environment.  We will explore what it will take to move forward and get more citizens involved in science-based decision making.  Anne Bowser will be interviewed by Walter Staveloz, Oasis Program Committee member and Senior Advisor for Global Challenges at the Association of Science-Technology Centers