Citizen Science Webinars for Teachers
Mapping Invasive Plants with iMapInvasives
Monday, March 9th, 3:15 to 4:15Learn 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: https://forms.gle/iFVv3fwHnEriboUp9About 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.
Introduction to the ProjectsMonday, March 16th, 3:15 to 4:15Learn about the projects on the Ecosystem Investigation Network, how to contribute, and browse resources to support students in building background knowledge.
Collecting and Contributing DataThursday, March 19th, 3:15 to 4:15Learn about protocols for collecting data and browse resources to support students in developing fieldwork skills in preparation for data collection.
Analyzing and Interpreting DataTuesday, April 28th, 3:15 to 4:15Explore 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: https://forms.gle/LuzuURVymACrSZH3A
Questions? If you are interested in learning more, contact Meggie at firstname.lastname@example.org.