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Citizen Science Toolbox - Why and How YOU Can Get Involved! (Grand Rapids)


Sponsoring Organization: West Michigan CISMA

Date: February 22

Start Time: 6:30 pm

End Time: 8:30 pm

Location : Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve Bunker Interpretive Center, 1750 E. Beltline SE Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

Description of the Event: 

Discover how your observations of nature can help scientists expand scientific knowledge by learning about a variety of citizen science programs you and others can participate in. From Ebird to Michigan HerpWatch to Project Budburst, we will highlight a variety of flora and fauna projects that need your help at the local, statewide and national levels. We will also provide tips for incorporating citizen science projects into classroom studies. 

Bring your smart devices to quickly download apps and to bookmark other online resources, which can help you enjoy your outdoor exploration, identify species, learn more and provide scientists with valuable data at the same time. 

This workshop is also great for teachers, scout leaders and homeschool parents looking to incorporate real work data collection into their teaching. Students love to participate in citizen science projects because they know what they are doing will make a difference.

Education Credit Hours: Please check with your Extension agent

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