Are you interested in the natural world around us?
Do you want to take direct action to help your community and local environment?
You do not need to be a professional or have any experience to help with research. People of all ages can participate in community and citizen science (CCS)! This research offers an important opportunity for interested individuals and groups to collect vastly more ecological data than what can be accomplished by professional researchers alone. It also provides a greater knowledge and awareness of local ecosystems, and a better basis for discussing important issues relating to the environment.
- By participating in CCS, you are directly helping to take care of your local environment.
- Assessing local streams is one important way to keep local environments healthy.
Because MBI specializes in aquatic ecology and bioassessment, we are uniquely positioned to provide the training needed to perform stream monitoring.
MBI Data Hub
The data you collect is important!
So what will be done with the data you collect? MBI is in the process of developing the MBI Data Hub, an inter-active tool that will allow individuals to contribute their own data on local stream and wetland health and to access historical data. This data can then be utilized by individuals and organizations alike, thus providing a basis for better decisions and rulemaking. Check back soon for updates on this, and how you can contribute