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NatureMapping

is coordinated by the

University of Washington College of the Environment

in partnership with the

NatureMapping Foundation


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Description:

NatureMapping provides training and support to informal science education and natural resource organizations with the aim of developing a national network of regional centers. Our high-tech tools and curriculum provide both the flexibility necessary to meet the needs of local research projects, and the "core" data collection protocols that ensure consistency at a national level. The regional centers, working alongside scientists and natural resource managers, are then able to train citizen scientists of all ages to collect and analyze data at a "fine" (city, county, community) scale-where land-use decision making most often happens. At the same time, these data and analyses are used at a "coarse" (ecoregion, state) scale for management and sustainability decisions.

 

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Keywords:

Topic - biodiversity, nature, mapping, wildlife, tracking

Audience - students, adults, community groups, agencies

Location - North America

Goals - education, research, community stewardship

 

NatureMapping partners and projects:

Washington NatureMapping small arrow

     Nisqually BMA BioBlitz  small arrow

     Ohop Wildlife Monitoring  small arrow

     Literate About Biodiversity  small arrow

Wisconsin NatureMapping  small arrow

 

Contact:

Karen Dvornich, NatureMapping National Director  email Karen

   206-616-2031

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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