What does it mean to be a citizen scientist? A citizen scientist is a committed community member who has a desire to participate in scientific research and expand scientific knowledge. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with our monitoring programs, and provide valuable data about the habitats and wildlife in our area. Volunteers not only make a local impact, but contribute to science on a wider scale.
NEST BOX MONITOR
Take a peek into the hidden world of cavity nesting birds. You’ll learn how to identify various species that use nest boxes, nest box etiquette, and how to collect data all while enjoying the thrill of young birds growing up. Volunteers will be required to visit their assigned location once a week to record observations between the months of March - August. Please note the average walking distance to visit all of the boxes at a location is approximately a mile. Some locations may be longer or shorter. Volunteers must also be comfortable walking off trail and through tall grass.
Currently we are not in need of volunteers. But if you wish to be added to a waitlist for future contact, please reach out to Kelsey Dehring.
VERNAL POOL MONITOR
Do you have a love of amphibians and invertebrates and enjoy quiet time in the woods? Do you want to help guide conservation efforts in your community through volunteering? Consider joining Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation vernal pool monitoring program. We will be providing information sessions to help you better understand the program as well as a training to understand monitoring protocols.