Citizen Science

Citizen science projects bring professional scientists and the public together for the advancement of knowledge--and they are fun!

The Biodiversity Institute hosts several projects to engage everyone with an interest in biodiversity:

bioblitz 2017 logo.jpgBioblitz is an annual, all-taxon inventory at a specific location, conducted by teams made up of experts and citizens, including teachers and children. In June, 2017, we will be conducting the survey at Casper Mountain.

 

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The information gathered about monarchs and milkweeds in the state is used to inform conservation decisions for both the insect and plant species. We accept all observation--butterflies, caterpillars and host plants--from anywhere in Wyoming.

 

 RMAP-logo-sm.pngRMAP is dedicated to collecting data on amphibians in the Rocky Mountain region in a standardized manner. Data collected by citizens is crucial for determining the range and density of amphibians in our state.WinterMooseGraphic_edit.jpg

 

Data collected by citizen volunteers on Summer and Winter Moose Days are used by the WGFD in developing management strategies for local moose populations. This is a great opportunities for families to be outdoors. Participants need to register for a route and a brief training.

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