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Citizen Science for Plants and Pollinators: Tips and Tools to ID Plants
September 17, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us to learn about citizen science and how to identify plants from speakers Alex Wong, Daniel Mosquin, and Winnie Hwo.
Event: Citizen Science for Plants and Pollinators: Tips and Tools to ID Plants
Location: Zoom. Register here.
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Citizen science, also known as community science, is a type of scientific research conducted by the public in collaboration with scientists to address a research topic. It has a long history of practice in many fields such as medicine and astronomy.
This online seminar aims to foster a deeper understanding of the role of citizen science in the fields of biodiversity and conservation. Join us to learn about ways to participate in citizen science and gain insight into the world of plant and pollinators.
Session facilitator, Alex Wong, is a senior Biology student working with the UBC Botanical Garden on citizen science initiatives. He will explain the role citizen science plays in science and explore the various ways to be involved in scientific research. Winnie Hwo is the Senior Public Engagement Specialist for the David Suzuki Foundation, and she will be sharing her experience on the impact of citizen science on the Butterflyway Project. Daniel Mosquin, Research Manager at UBC Botanical Garden, will share his knowledge on plant identification and the tight-knit relationship between plants and pollinators.
This workshop is hosted by UBC Botanical Garden in collaboration with CCUB (Climate Crisis in Urban Biodiversity). CCUB aims to inspire the next generation of students to work towards the interconnected global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. It works to support student-led, inclusive, and demand-driven research to yield scalable solutions towards the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis.