Schoodic Institute and Second Century Stewardship partners are offering a new citizen science online professional development course for parks and partners, with a focus on pollinators like bees, butterflies, and bats.
Citizen science is advancing research and learning across multidisciplinary fields. It can also be a valuable way to connect people to places and beings that are special to them, and to cultivate a sense of stewardship. This free practical workshop for incorporating existing pollinator citizen science programs to address participants’ resource management and engagement goals. The workshop is being offered as part of the Second Century Stewardship collaboration between Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and other institutions.
Participants will learn from experts and each other as they apply principles of good citizen science design to pollinator programs, while developing an implementation plan that meets their goals. They will walk away with an action plan for the citizen science project, citizen science project skills, and a network of practitioners to help in the future.