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June 24-25th

Explore the Urban Ecology Center Model engaging people in cities to nature and each other through Community Science. Community science is a bridge between academic research and the community-at-large and encourages collaborative spaces for research for a more engaged, knowledgeable and ecologically literate community.

Learn from the Center’s 19 years of Community Science program development. Create an original research project.  Explore the Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability as it relates to Community Science and the importance of informing and being informed by social systems in the community.  We will explore power dynamics in the field of science and community science and how to involve all sectors of a community – young and old – in impactful research.

The fee is $400 for the 2-day workshop.

Sessions will be led by Tim Vargo, Manager of Research and Maggie Steinhauer, Research and Community Science Coordinator. 

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Sample Topics:


History of science, particular to the paths professional and community-driven science have taken.


Community Science Tool kit – how we built our capacity to engage the public over time.


Program development, challenges, best practices and accomplishments.


Foundations for research projects, the language of science, certainty, probability, patterns, and the Null Hypothesis as key building blocks for ecological research


Bird banding. Learn about monitoring as an educational tool for research and the importance of ethics and safety training.


Youth participation and the Driven to Discover (University of Minnesota) model for youth research.



Who should attend

Staff from agencies, professional organizations, academic institutions, NGO’s and anyone else interested in engaging community members in science and monitoring.


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Questions? Reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Megan Andrews-Sharer at (414) 964-8505.


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