Citizen Science Webinars for Teachers

Engage your students as citizen scientists during “Citizen Science Month” coming up in April!
Get your class ready to contribute data to local research projects this spring by attending one or all of the citizen science webinars offered by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) and the Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP). Learn about a variety of projects and find resources that support student learning through citizen science.

Mapping Invasive Plants with iMapInvasives

Monday, March 9th, 3:15 to 4:15
Learn about invasive plants that are of particular concern to the Maine Natural Areas Program.  Gather the resources you need to identify these species,  take students out to monitor your area, and then contribute important data to the through the iMapInvasives online mapping tool.  To join us or receive a recording, register here:
About iMapInvasives: iMapInvasives is an online mapping tool and database that shows where invasive species are on Maine’s landscape. iMapInvasives is used by citizen groups, landowners, and land managers for mapping invasive plant infestations, early detection of new species or infestations, and tracking control efforts.
Investigate local impacts of climate change with GMRI’s Ecosystem Investigation Network
Introduction to the Projects
Monday, March 16th, 3:15 to 4:15
Learn about the projects on the Ecosystem Investigation Network, how to contribute, and browse resources to support students in building background knowledge.
Collecting and Contributing Data
Thursday, March 19th, 3:15 to 4:15
Learn about protocols for collecting data and browse resources to support students in developing fieldwork skills in preparation for data collection.
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Tuesday, April 28th, 3:15 to 4:15
Explore strategies and tools to support students in analyzing and interpreting the data they collected as well as the larger citizen science dataset.

Register for one, multiple, the whole series, or to receive recordings at this link:

About the Ecosystem Investigation Network: The Ecosystem Investigation Network is a new project out of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute designed to increase current understanding of the impacts of climate change on ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine through public participation in science. Engage students in building the requisite knowledge and skills needed to collect, contribute, and analyze data and become part of this effort.

Questions? If you are interested in learning more, contact Meggie at