Citizen Scientists at Ocmulgee


Citizen Scientists at Ocmulgee's Butterfly Bio Blitz

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Since 2013 the park has related on Citizen Scientists to help with Ocmulgee's Butterfly Bio Blitz. 

In 2013, we invited 100 middle school students to participate in the event. The students identified over 20 different species of butterfly that day. The next day we asked the general public to come and participate in the event. During the event the park had over 400 community citizen scientists to help identify the different species of butterfly at Ocmulgee National Monument. The event helped raise awareness in the community of the important role that butterflies have on our ecosystem. 

In 2014, we invited 5th and 6th graders to participate in the event. The students identified over 10 different species of butterfly that day. The next day we asked the general public to come and participate in the event. During the event the park had over 400 community citizen scientists to help identify the different species of butterfly at Ocmulgee National Monument. During the event the temperature reached a record 100 degrees but it did not break the spirits of our citizen scientists who came to help and learn during the event.

In 2015, we invited 2nd graders to participate in the event. The students identified over 30 different species of butterfly that day. The next day we asked the general public to come and participate in the event. During the event the park had over 800 community citizen scientists to help identify the different species of butterfly at Ocmulgee National Monument. The 800 citizen scientist helped identify species never known to be in the park before. 

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Last updated: April 14, 2016