Virginia Master Naturalist Program Coordinator for Virginia Tech
|Michelle Prysby has been a researcher, promoter, and enthusiast of citizen science since 1997 when she launched the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project as part of her graduate thesis. She has enjoyed experiencing citizen science from many different perspectives: scientist, educator, coordinator, and citizen scientist. Having worked for several years at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, she has a special interest in citizen science programming at environmental education centers and is a co-author of a publication on this topic. Currently, Michelle is a |
|Cooperative Extension faculty member in the Department of Forestry at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She coordinates the Virginia Master Naturalist program, a volunteer program that involves Virginians in natural resource education, citizen science, and stewardship.|
All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, an effort to document all species in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The lessons learned may be applied to biological inventories of any scale that involve citizen scientists.