A Pollinator Palooza Adventure: The Great Sunflower Project
Discover all the ways to participate in crowdsource science this month and ask some budding experts your questions about the pollinators!
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Get ready for Citizen Science Month! Join us for this Pollinator Palooza to learn all about The Great Sunflower Project and all the ways you can count bees, flies and other flower friends this spring.
Three scientists who think about pollinators all year long will show you how to watch flowers—for science!
Repping Bats: Dana Green is a PhD candidate at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan Canada, where she studies bat ecology and migration. Originally from Missouri, Dana has studied bats across North America and various aspects of bat ecology including population dynamics, habitat selection, and landscape-level movements. Dana is currently serving as the student representative on the Board(s) of Directors for the American Society of Mammalogists and the North American Society for Bat Research.
Repping Bees: Peter Soroye is a conservation biologist and PhD Student at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Peter studies the impacts of climate change and land use change on biodiversity across the globe, with a focus on wild pollinators like bumblebees and butterflies. His goal is to use his research to inform conservation, to help find more better ways of protecting wildlife.
Repping Flies: Erica McAlister is an entomologist and senior curator at the Natural History Museum in London. She’s also the author of The Inside Out of Flies.
This event is a part of Citizen Science Month! You can find out more about Science Friday’s partnership with SciStarter and our plans for this year’s celebration on our website here.
Check out our most recent education resource! You can explore static electricity that gives bees this sixth-sense about flowers—and find out what happens when a charged bee visits a charged flower.