|Presented by||The Xerces Society, Wildlife Preservation Canada, University of Ottawa, Montreal Insectarium, BeeSpotter, and The Natural History Museum in London|
|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
This project requires a camera or a smartphone, the ability to upload photos to a website (using a computer or smartphone), and patience as photographing insects can be difficult.
Bumble Bee Watch
|Help track North America's bumble bees.|
|Take and submit photos of bees near you.|
Bumble Bee Watch (www.BumbleBeeWatch.org) is a collaborative effort to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees. This citizen science project allows individuals or groups to: 1) Upload photos of bumble bees to start a virtual bumble bee collection; 2) Identify the bumble bees in your photos and have your identifications verified by experts; 3) Help researchers determine the status and conservation needs of bumble bees; 4) Help locate rare or endangered populations of bumble bees; 5) Learn about bumble bees, their ecology, and ongoing conservation efforts; and 6) Connect with other citizen scientists.
Find out more at http://www.bumblebeewatch.org/contents/about/