|Presented By||Department of Entomology, University of Illinois|
|Goal||Gather information on the population status of bees.|
|Task||Go outside with a camera & capture photos of honey/bumble bees.|
Illinois, United States of America
Indiana, United States of America
Missouri, United States of America
Ohio, United States of America Illinois, Missouri, Ohio
BeeSpotter needs volunteers to go outside with a camera or smartphone and capture quality photos of bees! Researchers at the University of Illinois are trying to better understand bee demographics in the Midwestern states of Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, & Ohio, and they need your help. Your data will become part of a nationwide effort to gather baseline information on the population status of these important pollinators.
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.
|How to Join|
|Project Timing||Bees are typically foraging during the spring, summer, and fall.|
|Materials List||Camera or smartphone (to capture photos), Computer or smartphone (to upload photos)|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Per week|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||While fishing, On a hike, At home, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium|
|Tags||bee-friendly garden, bee mimics, bee stings, bumble bee, bumble bee keys, ccd, colony collapse disorder, honey, honey bee, honey bee keys, illinois, may berenbaum, missouri, native plants, ohio, pollinators, university of illinois|
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