Presentations in the Park: Citizen Science at the UW Arboretum: The Stater Pack
June 24 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week’s presentation is curtesy of Julia Whidden from the UW Arboretum.
Gates open at 5:30 PM and the presentation starts at 6:00 PM. Please bring your own chairs or blankets and set up 6 ft. from other attendees. Arrive early to get some dinner from a local food truck and drinks from Delta Beer Lab.
**Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and not disruptive.
Have you ever heard of “citizen science” and wanted to learn more? In our changing world, citizen science plays an important role in answering significant scientific questions. This growing field depends on engaged volunteers who are able to collect data on a broader scale than traditional research methods can achieve. Their contributions deepen scientific knowledge, help monitor natural systems in a time of rapid environmental change, and support findings that can inform conservation practices and policy. In this presentation, you’ll learn about 6 different citizen science projects happening at the UW-Madison Arboretum, and how you can get involved! From monarch larvae to dragonflies, bluebirds to fungi, and spring monitoring to microplastic sampling, there’s something for everyone. Many of these projects can be pursued in your own backyard or local public nature space, and can be adapted for families with children.