A Celebration of Citizen Science with the Halcyon String Quartet

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On August 26, 2019, Schoodic Institute hosted an evening of music and imagery celebrating the contributions of our many volunteers who collect and record observations of our natural world, featuring music by Mozart and Dvorak performed by the renowned Halcyon String Quartet. The event portrayed the many ways everyday observations become essential information for understanding our changing climate and its challenges.

The work of citizen scientists amplifies our research capacity, from monitoring patterns of seabird, hawk, and songbird migration, to evaluating trends in the intertidal zone at the edge of land and sea, to observing the timing of plant flowers, fruits, and seeds.

Many thanks to Chantal and Michael Jennings for discovering the Halcyon Quartet, for introducing them to Schoodic Institute and our work on climate change research and education, and for generously sponsoring this event.