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Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Christopher Swarth

Sanctuary Dirctor of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian, Maryland

My background is in ornithology and herpetology, and I'm the director of a wetland sanctuary on the Patuxent River in Maryland. I enjoy studying estuaries and wetlands, and teaching about the natural environment. I work with lots of volunteers, from high school age to retired. We monitor water quality, wetland plants, turtles, invasive species and birds. I especially like working with older adults and helping them to become knowledgeable about ecology, and about the ways that society impacts our environment.

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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