Are you interested in the natural world around us?
Do you enjoy spending time in nature?
Do you want to take direct action to help your local environment?
With MBI you can combine your interests and become a Citizen Scientist! As an extension of our commitment to protect our environment and to empower local citizens to become environmental stewards, we offer citizen science courses at a nominal fee. Citizen Science research offers an important opportunity for interested citizens to collaborate with professional scientists. Today’s technology makes it possible for environmental data collection networks to include valuable data collected by local people like you. By participating in Citizen Science research, you are directly helping to take care of your local environment.
To get you started, MBI offers a Citizen QHEI (cQHEI) course – a systematic way to evaluate natural habitat. Click below on the course link for more information or to register.
Check back soon for information and ideas on other ways to get involved and a list of other organizations offering citizen science opportunities and training.
The Citizen Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (cQHEI) is a habitat assessment tool developed at Ohio EPA in the 1990's as an “easier to use” version of the professional-level QHEI habitat assessment tool.