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.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
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/
|How to Join||
Click the "Express Interest" button
on this page to instantly notify the project leader of
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!|
|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|
|Tags||bees, bumble bee, native bees, pollination, pollinator|
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