Citizen Science Sampler
Sponsored by Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Sat, May 19, 2012 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructors: Loree Burns – Children’s Author; Martha Gach – Conservation Coordinator
Audience: All (suitable for children 8 – 16 years)
Scan the skies for hummingbirds and orioles; search the butterfly garden for monarchs and their larva; or peer under coverboards for redbacked salamanders. Mass Audubon offers all sorts of ways for regular folks to get involved in scientific monitoring and increase our knowledge of the natural world.
Get introduced to ongoing citizen science projects through short 15 minute presentations followed by questions and exploration. Return later for more training in an area that especially interests you.
Loree Griffin Burns, local citizen scientist and author of the recently released children’s primer, Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard, will also be available to share her experiences and sign books.