Engaging Youth in Conservation Science Webinar Series

These webinars provides an overview of citizen science as it may apply to the Fish and Wildlife Service to enhance strategic habitat conservation.

3rd Series (2017): Engaging Youth in Conservation Science Webinar Descriptions

NCTC Citizen Science (00:29:56) (3rd Series - Webinar 1)

Presented by Christine Peterson, FWS Biologist.  During this webinar, Christine shares best practices and lessons learned from hosting NCTC's first Citizen Science project for youth.  March 7, 2017 

Learn about Litterati (00:32:15) (3rd Series - Webinar 2)

Presented by Jeff Kirschner, Founder & CEO of Litterati and Olivia Andrus, Operations Coordinator with the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society. During this webinar, you'll learn about Litterati and how the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge staff use Litterati to build a Citizen Science program. May 9, 2017.

2nd Series (2016): Engaging Youth in Conservation Science Webinar Descriptions

Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change (00:37:25) (Series 2 - Webinar 1)

Presented by Elizabeth Howard, Director and Founder of Journey North. During this webinar, Elizabeth Howard gives an introduction to Journey North and highlights the current state of monarchs.  February 18, 2016.

Citizen Science and Project BudBurst (00:40:22) (Series 2 - Webinar 2)

Presented by Dr. Sandra Henderson. During this webinar, Dr. Sandra Henderson  gives an introduction to Project Bud Burst.  March 16, 2016.

How can we engage youth in meaningful science? (00:54:48) (Series 2 - Webinar 3)

Presented by Erin Posthumus and Jennifer Owen White. During this presentation, Erin and Jennifer give an overview of Nature's Notebook with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service examples. April 13, 2016.

1st Series (2014): Engaging Youth in Conservation Science Webinar Descriptions

Tools of Engagement: Youth Participation in Conservation Science (00:50:18) (Series 1 - Webinar 1)

Presented by Janet Ady (FWS) and Jana Newman(FWS) as they discuss what citizen science is and how it provides benefits to both education and science programs within the Service. Feb 18, 2014.

Citizen Science in the Chehalis: Freshwater Mussel Academy project (00:39:42) (Series 1 Webinar 2)

Presented by Taylor Goforth, FWS, Teal Waterstrat, FWS,  & Kathy Jacobson, Chehalis Basin Education Consortium. March 18, 2014.

Using Project BudBurst to Engage Youth in Conservation (00:42:50) (Series 1 - Webinar 3)

Presented by Janet Ady (FWS) on Project BudBurst. March 26, 2014.

Diverse Audiences (00:51:46) (Series 1 - Webinar 4)

Presented by Flisa Stevenson, Norman Porticella and Jennifer Shirk (Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University) about engaging diverse audiences.

Driven to Discover (00:49:22) (Series 1 - Webinar 5)

Presented by Andrea Lorek Strauss, Extension Educator, Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Education, University of Minnesota Extension. May 29, 2014.

Engaging Nature (00:29:29) (Series 1 - Webinar 6)

Presented by Erin Posthumus, Outreach Associate and FWS Liaison with the USA National Phenology Network. June 19, 2014.