Earthwise Aware (EwA) Pollinator and Insect Program at the Growing Center
Earthwise Aware works to foster ecological literacy and advance the practice of an informed, ethical, and compassionate attitude with respect to nature habitats and animals (wild or in captivity). They focus on protecting biodiversity, bringing communities together through ecological ethics, and citizen science. As for their citizen science program, they have several projects in the region that fill knowledge gaps and help biodiversity science locally and globally.
For more information about Earthwise Aware (EwA) visit their website!
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to study and protect our pollinators (& insects) in Somerville. We need you to help us!
We’re conducting different kinds of surveys to gather data about insects, and specifically in Urban settings. Photographic surveys throughout the city along transects, hosting a ‘pollinator’ pot at home or joining a study group at The Somerville Community Growing Center for observing, recording and counting arthropod species. Really there’s something for everyone! ツ
Check the project’s highlights, and you can fill out our form to let us know how you might be interested in participating. No prior knowledge is necessary: we’ll share knowledge and expertise – all that you need to know and more!
About insects specifically: this year, we’ve started surveying at Fresh Pond (Cambridge), Mass Audubon Habitat (Belmont) and at the Middlesex Fells Reservation (Medford, Winchester, etc.). It will be good to include surveying a very Urban area such as Somerville, and the Growing Center specifically.
Part of our goals besides helping scientists is also to promote science methodology, insects and native plants & insects knowledge in our communities including helping our representatives to understand biodiversity science. We also want to provide a means for people to learn about protocols & data, and develop tools for evidence-based advocacy.
One more thing: No prior knowledge is necessary to help us: we’ll share knowledge and expertise – all that you need to know and more!