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Vermont Citizen Science Summit

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North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm St

Montpelier, VT 05602

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A day-long gathering to advance Citizen Science in Vermont.

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We welcome organizations conducting citizen science in Vermont to present ongoing research, network with others, share successes, problem-solve challenges, and help shape the collective goals and needs of our community of citizen science practitioners. Please note: the abstract submission deadline has passed. Please contact Sean@northbranchnaturecenter.org with any questions.

Schedule

9:15 - 9:45 am | Networking: coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

9:45 | Welcome and Introductions

10:00 | Taking Stock: the status of Citizen Science in Vermont

  • Facilitated, small-group discussions to formalize the network of Vermont’s Citizen Science community by identifying collective goals, strengths, challenges, and needs.

11:15 | Break

11:25 | Speaker Session 1: Water and Watersheds

  • 1:25 - 11:40 | The Role of Place Attachment in Volunteer Monitoring: a transnational pilot study of engaging and retaining volunteers – Rachel Pierson, University of Vermont
  • 11:40 – Noon | Using Citizen Science to Monitor Cyanobacteria – Lori Fisher & Lauren Sopher, Lake Champlain Committee
  • Noon - 12:20 | Samplepalooza!: a collaborative, one-day, synoptic nutrient monitoring event in the Connecticut River watershed – Ryan O’Donnell, Connecticut River Conservancy
  • 12:20 - 12:40 | Citizen Science for a Healthier Community: soil and water sampling in Burlington and Winooski – Sandra Walser, Department of Geology, University of Vermont

12:40 - 1:30 | Lunch (included with registration)

1:30 | Speaker Session 2: Building Citizen Science Networks

  • 1:30 – 2:00 | The Citizen Science Fundraising Landscape – Kris Stepenuck, Lake Champlain Sea Grant
  • 2:00 – 2:20 | Creating a Vermont Citizen Science Network – Susan Hindinger, Vermont Center for Ecostudies
  • 2:20 – 2:40 | Birder Broker: matching birders with landowners for better bird conservation – Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva

2:40 – 3:00 | Break

3:00 | Speaker Session 3: Plants and Wildlife

  • 3:00 - 3:20| Citizen Science and Endangered Plant Species: the history of Native Plant Trust’s Plant Conservation Program – Micah Jasny, Native Plant Trust
  • 3:20 – 3:40 | Herding Salamanders: managing amphibians and volunteers for conservation and education – Zac Cota & Sean Beckett, North Branch Nature Center
  • 3:40 – 4:00 | How Wildlife Atlasing in Vermont with Volunteer Naturalists Jumpstarts Conservation – Kent McFarland, Vermont Center for Ecostudies

4:00 - 4:15 | Closing Remarks

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Lake Champlain Sea Grant

North Branch Nature Center

UVM Extension

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Montpelier, VT 05602

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