Schlitz Audubon is participating in Citizen Science Day, a national annual event that “celebrates and promotes all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related!” Learn how you can become a citizen scientist at Schlitz Audubon and why it’s important to monitor conservation efforts at the Center.
In addition to scheduled activities below, Naturalists will be in the Great Hall to give information about our Citizen Science projects.
9:00am-10:00am | eBird and Citizen Science
Join birders Jennifer Rutten and Jean Strelka to learn about our historic birding records and how you can help monitor birds. New birders welcome!
9:30am-12:00pm | Volunteer with our Conservation Team
Work alongside our staff as a volunteer land steward to preserve and restore our 185-acre outdoor classroom. This volunteer opportunity is for adults.
12:00pm-1:00pm | Citizen Science and the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
Hike with Drew Shuster, Resource Ecologist, to learn about the importance of bumble bees and how to monitor them. For ages 15 and above.
1:00pm-2:00pm | Prescribed Burns, Conservation, and Citizen Science
Marc White, Director of Conservation, will be doing a prescribed burn in some of our monitoring areas. For ages 15 and above. If weather conditions do not allow for a burn, our conservation team will lead a guided hike on the topic.
2:30pm-3:30pm | Wetland Monitoring
Join a Naturalist for a guided hike to one of our wetlands to learn about Ephemeral Wetland Monitoring.
3:00pm-4:00pm | Screening of The Crowd in the Cloud
The Crowd is the Cloud is a documentary series showcasing the power of Citizen Science in the Digital Age. This multi-part series, hosted by former NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati, takes viewers on a global tour of the projects and people on the front lines of citizen science and crowdsourcing. By observing their environment, monitoring neighborhoods, and collecting information about the world” https://www.pbs.org/show/crowd-cloud/
Schedule subject to change based on weather conditions that day. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free to all, but registration is required.