Citizen Science: Advancing the Breadth of Research
Come learn how citizen science is transforming research in the environmental sciences. Lizzie Wolkovich, PhD, Assistant Professor, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, and Ailene Ettinger, PhD, Putnam Fellow, both resident researchers at the Arnold Arboretum, will explain the concept of citizen science, provide some examples of research programs that are using this populace-powered method of data collection, and discuss opportunities to participate via the Arboretum’s Tree Spotters program. Meet at Acc. #1323-82*A Tilia americana, American basswood, on Peters Hill at 1:00pm on Tuesday, July 21.
Parking: Park on Bussey Street and enter the Arboretum through the Peters Hill Gate to follow signs to the mob.
Public Transportation: Take the Orange Line to Forest Hills. Exit the station at the upper level to cross Washington Street. Walk left to enter the Washington Street Gate and follow Blackwell Footpath to the South Street Gate. Re-enter the Arboretum, turn left on Hemlock Hill Road to the Bussey Street Gate. Cross to the Peters Hill Gate and follow signs to the mob. Or research bus routes to Centre and Walter Streets. Take Walter Street to Bussey Street to the Peters Hill Gate.
See map for gate locations.