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by Hannah Webber

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. Schoodic Institute is offering a 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, a collaboration between Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and other institutions.

This workshop is designed for resource managers, interpretation and education professionals, and scientists from public lands managed by the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management; as well as those from tribes and partnering towns and nonprofit organizations. Teams of two to five people and individuals who have started to conduct, or want to conduct, pollinator citizen science projects are welcome to apply. Participants will learn from experts and each other about applying principles of good citizen science design to pollinator programs while developing implementation plans.

More information and the application are available on the Second Century Stewardship website.

The next citizen science professional development will be offered in Fall 2021: “Incorporating existing water resources citizen science programs to address resource management and engagement goals.”