Citizen Science is a way of engaging the general public with and democratizing science. What makes citizen science dependable is the training and the following of protocols.

Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners organized a Citizen Science pollinator survey in 2017. Following a weekend of training and practice surveys in June, two group surveys were done in city parks in July. Participants also surveyed their own gardens 4 times during the summer. In addition, a TRU honors student surveyed adjacent natural areas to each participant’s garden.

The TRU student collected and collated all the data and wrote a final report. Citizen science coordinator, Elaine Sedgman, will talk about the findings and how becoming a citizen scientist changed participants’ lives.

May 2, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Mt. Paul Community Food Centre
6 PM potluck, so bring a dish to share!