Citizen science is the featured topic of Know Your Ocean Speaker Series, April 5
Citizen science offers an opportunity for people from all walks of life and all ages to contribute to scientific research and make a real impact in the world.
Through citizen science projects, individuals help collect data and monitor the environment, track changes in animal populations, identify new species and contribute to research on a range of important topics, such as climate change, public health, and biodiversity.
Join the series virtually on Wednesday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. as the Maui Nui Resource Council welcomes four presenters to its Know Your Ocean seminar series who will speak about citizen science opportunities here on Maui.
- Katy Hintzen from UH SeaGrant program will speak about the West Maui King Tide monitoring project that helps inform wave runup models for West Maui.
- Ted Cheeseman from Happy Whale will talk about their global effort to identify individual marine mammals.
- Diana Warren from Learning Endeavors will speak about their projects that engage students in wetland bird and coastal process monitoring.
- MNMRC’s own John Starmer will speak about the City Nature Challenge, which contributes to a global database of biodiversity observations from land and sea.
Register to attend the free Zoom seminar here: https://bit.ly/citizensciencewebinar
Even if you can’t make it to the live session, a YouTube recording will be sent to anyone that registered.