Bumble Bee Watch
|Presented By||The Xerces Society, Wildlife Preservation Canada, University of Ottawa, Montreal Insectarium, York University, BeeSpotter, and The Natural History Museum in London|
|Goal||Help track North America's bumble bees.|
|Task||Take and submit photos of bumble bees near you.|
Bumble Bee Watch 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/
|How to Join||
Visit www.bumblebeewatch.org and register for an account.
Then, educate yourself about the bumble bees in your region. Read species profiles for the bees in your area. When you see a bumble bee, snap a photo, upload it to our website and join the growing community of bumble bee enthusiasts.
|Project Timing||This project is ongoing whenever bumble bees are flying!|
|Special Skills||No special skills are required, but an interest in bees, insect photography and botany help!|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a hike, At home, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At sports stadiums, On a lunch break|
|Tags||bees, bumble bee, native bees, pollination, pollinator|
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