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Educating the public about pollinators by engaging them in a data collection effort.

BeeSpotter

BeeSpotter is a partnership between citizen-scientists and the professional science community designed to educate the public about pollinators by engaging them in a data collection effort of importance to the nation. It is a web-based portal at the University of Illinois for learning about honey bees and bumble bees and for contributing data to a nationwide effort to baseline information on population status of these insects. More information on this project can be found at: BeeSpotter

 

Keywords:

Topic - Bumble Bees, Pollination, Insects, Conservation, Biodiversity

Audience - K-12, Adults of all ages, Agencies, Gardeners, Farmers

Location - Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, North America

Goals - Monitoring, Education, Research, Outreach, Conservation

Other - Photographs, Colony Collapse Disorder, Citizen Science

 

Organization:

 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

Contacts:

 

May Berenbaum, Professor of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign email May Berenbaum

 

Michael McKelvey, BeeSpotter webmaster, Beespotter email Michael McKelvey

 

  

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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