This is a part of the 2021 4-H Summer Learning Series.
Join in the challenge to help Maine scientists know where the bees and wasps of Maine are being seen. This session will launch a summer-long citizen science challenge to observe, collect and contribute data about these insects. Maine 4-H Citizen Science club members will introduce the technology and tools needed to collect this information. State Apiarist, Jennifer Lund, will share about the importance of bees and wasps of Maine, why citizen science is important to her work, and how you can contribute. Participants will engage in digitally collecting and submitting data through August to contribute to ongoing scientific research. No prior experience is needed, but you will need a digital camera (cell phone camera works) and internet access to submit observations. Interested participants will be invited to a follow-up session on August 10th, to share some of their observations with Jennifer and ask questions. This workshop is in collaboration with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the Maine State Library. Registration deadline: June 28.
Open to Maine youth ages 9 & up
Maximum 50 attendees