Meeting: August 9, 2018 – Citizen Science

Rob Beadel, Director of Forestry Education, Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation

Citizen Science refers to projects in which members of the general public participate in the scientific process. From monitoring the migration of butterflies and songbirds to recording water quality data and even identifying new galaxies in space, citizen scientists are part of a large and growing network serving as eyes and ears in the field. Come learn about several different citizen science projects and ways you can contribute to scientific data collection and reporting.

Since 2008, Rob Beadel has been the Director of Forestry Education for the Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation where he serves as the Arkansas Project Learning Tree (PLT) State Coordinator. He promotes sustainable forestry and environmental education in the state and across the country. Environmental education boards and workgroups he has served on include the North American Association for Environmental Education Affiliate Steering Committee, National PLT’s Education Operating Committee, and the Arkansas Environmental Education Association Board of Directors. Rob is a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation. In 2015 he was recognized by the Arkansas Wildlife Federation as Conservation Educator of the Year.

Location: Fletcher Library at 7 PM.