Digital Beach Monitoring & Beach Walk
Join us LIVE on the beach to experience some of Harbor WildWatch’s Community Science beach monitoring. These beach monitoring events will give you insight on our community science program, from the comfort of home. Tune in at the scheduled time to find out more or watch the video once it’s posted on the Harbor WildWatch Facebook page or Youtube Channel.
Community scientists around the world help the scientific community collect meaningful data to learn about and help protect the environment. In 2013, Harbor WildWatch created a community science program to help establish a baseline of biodiversity within the KGI Watershed.
The term “community science” is being used more frequently by organizations around the globe in place of “citizen science.” This shift in terminology encompasses the place-based nature of the collected data, and is also more inclusive to residents and visitors alike.
In our program, community members are trained to collect a variety of data on our local beaches, estuaries, and creeks; including:
– Marine invertebrates & algae
– Sea Star Wasting
– Nearshore forage fish
– Young-of-Year Rockfish
– Spawning Chum salmon
– Invasive & non-native plants
– Water quality
To learn how to become a Community Scientist with Harbor WildWatch, contact Science Specialist, Stena Troyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
Feel free to share this event with as many people as possible. The more people that attend, the more people that get the message of stewardship for this incredible habitat.
We are a non-profit organization, so any donations are welcome. They can be made securely through Facebook, or on our website www.harborwildwatch.org