|Presented by||Department of Entomology, University of Illinois|
|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
A camera and a computer with Internet access.
|Gather information on the population status of bees.|
|Go outside with a camera and capture quality pictures of bees.|
BeeSpotter needs volunteers to go outside with a camera and capture quality pictures of bees! Researchers at the University of Illinois are trying to better understand bee demographics in the states of Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio (added for the 2015 spotting season!) and they can't do it without your help. Your data will become part of a nationwide effort to gather baseline information on the population status of these insects.
BeeSpotter is a partnership between citizen scientists and the professional science community. The project is designed to educate the public about pollinators by engaging them in a data collection effort of importance to the nation.