It's the time of the year to join EYA's citizen science program! Here's the call for participants:
EYA's Pollinator Monitoring Program is starting soon! Register until May 1st through the online registration form. Engage with your community as a citizen scientist by learning to identify bee species and collect data. Monitoring bees will help inform communities across the city of our native species and promote protecting their habitat into the future. Meet friends, gain fieldwork experience, and contribute to environmental science!
Training Days: During Day 1 (May 7th) participants will learn proper survey technique and how to identify four groups of bees as well as wasps and syrphid flies (all pollinators), and the differences between all groups. Day 2 (May 8th) will include practicing our techniques in observation with live bee identification and practice at survey recording. Register to participate in as many scheduled pollinator monitoring events as you wish! You MUST attend training to participate in the monitoring sessions.
Pollinator Monitoring Dates:
May 7 & 8 10am - 3pm TRAINING
May 11th 10am - 12pm TRILLIUM PARK/ STRATHCONA COMMUNITY GARDEN
May 18th 1pm - 3pm HASTINGS FOLK GARDEN (117 E. Hastings)
May 25th 10am - 12pm VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN
May 28th 10am - 12pm BRIDGEPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK POLLINATOR PASTURE (Richmond)
June 8th 10am - 12pm OAK MEADOW PARK (Vancouver)
June 15th 10am - 12pm UBC BOTANICAL GARDEN
June 22nd 10am - 12pm MOBERLY POLLINATOR GARDEN
July 6th 10am - 12pm OAK MEADOW PARK (Vancouver)
visit www.eya.ca for more information