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Current Research & Community Science Schedule


Weeks of March 23rd - April 5th

Welcome to the Research and Community Science bi-weekly schedule! Please check our calendar to keep track of all the research and community science programs happening each week during the busy summer field season. From invertebrates to vertebrates, our repertoire of summer programming is sure to offer something for everyone. Whether you're a beginner or an expert scientist, we invite you to participate in our community science program offerings. We welcome volunteers of all ages and experience levels. Please contact Maggie Steinhauer at mThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in learning more about these opportunities. 

The Research and Community Science department's mission is to create collaborative spaces for research with community scientists and scientists alike. It is to conduct research in our greenspaces while monitoring the health and well-being of the wildlife. However due to unprecedented circumstances regarding COVID-19, the Urban Ecology Center is closed to all public programming, including volunteer opportunities. Unfortunately, that means that impacts our work and we have canceled all bird walks until early April.  A decision about public programming will be made by April 1st, but in the mean time, please follow this page for recent updates as it pertains to Community Science at the Urban Ecology Center. 

What is happening in the world doesn't mean you can't get outside and enjoy the birds and nature. We actually encourage hikes, bike rides, and bird watching in your favorite local parks. Bring the members of your household and make sure to maintain a six foot buffer between yourselves and fellow nature enthusiasts.

We would love to be outside as spring is fast approaching, collecting data during the busy field season with our wonderful volunteers. But ultimately the safety of our staff, volunteers, and of the public is of utmost importance. We plan to stay atop this ever-changing situation and will follow recommendations from the CDC and local health officials to help inform our decisions. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, and stay tuned as developments unfold.

We will plan on releasing our summer field schedule in the coming week and hope this situation will be resolved by then. Stay tuned for a summer full of research and monitoring! Discussions about both the Green Birding Challenge and the Brew City BIrding Festival are happening and a decision will be made with the safety of everyone of utmost importance. Again please check this page for any updates or email anyone on the Research team with any questions. 

Please stay safe and as always, Happy Researching! - Maggie, Ethan, Tim


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