Citizen Science: Helping To Gather Data — Safely — Is a Good Use of Lockdown Time

May 12, 2020


Spring is prime time for citizen scientists, also called "community scientists," to get involved with helping to gather data for research about our natural world and more. Even with public health and social distancing in mind, many opportunities to contribute to citizen science projects exist all across Maine, and globally as well. We’ll learn what they are, and how to participate.


Adrienne Leppold, wildlife biologist; director, Maine Bird Atlas; Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Doug Hitchcox, staff naturalist, Maine Audubon

Derek Yorks (call-in), wildlife biologist, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Seth Benz (call-in), bird ecology director, Schoodic Institute 

Beth Bisson (call-in), coordinator, Signs of Seasons, University of Maine Extension; associate director, Maine Sea Grant Program 

Elissa Ballman (call-in), research associate, University of Maine; citizen science coordinator, Maine Forest Tick Survey