Workshop participants study and talk about a dragonfly

Monarch workshop participants learn proper handling techniques

2021 Citizen Science Trainings

Fungal Diversity Project Virtual Training

Tuesday, April 20, 6–7 p.m.

Discover the exciting world of fungi! We’ll talk about the biology and ecology of fungi and tips for identifying fungal diversity in our community. Learn how to participate in the project using photography and iNaturalist to document your observations. All participants are welcome. Presented in conjunction with the Madison Mycological Society. Free, registration required for event link.

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Dragonfly Monitor Virtual Training

Sunday, June 5, 1:30–3 p.m.

The Arboretum relies on volunteers to help survey dragonfly diversity and habitat quality. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to participate in this citizen science project and monitor dragonflies in your community. In this virtual training, participants will learn to identify common dragonfly species, conduct surveys, and record and submit data. No experience needed. Instructor: Brad Herrick, Arboretum ecologist. Free. Registration required by Monday, May 31.

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Monarch Larva Monitoring Project Virtual Training

Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (includes a one-hour break)

The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project tracks monarch eggs and larvae across North America during the breeding season. Volunteers report data on monarch and milkweed density and can also contribute to partner projects on parasitism. No experience required. Free, registration required. There will be an optional in-person component on Sunday, June 13, in Madison.

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