Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Citizen Science: Reveling in Urban Ecology

The Nature Conservancy recently switched its blogs around a bit. "Cool Green Science" will now feature posts from TNC scientists on the latest research, commentary on important conservation issues, natural history notes, and ways you can participate in citizen science.

My first post on the new blog (Citizen Science: Reveling in Urban Ecology) fits into the latter two categories. I outline one of my favorite assignments from college, where I observed urban wildlife twice a week for a semester. I guarantee that if you try this, you will be surprised at how much you learn, how much variation you will see, and how fun it is.

If you are interested in moving beyond having some fun looking at urban wildlife and into actually participating in citizen science, here are a couple of resources to get started: