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Retzer Nature Center Celebrates Citizen Science Day on April 13 with Free Workshops


Join Waukesha County Parks staff for a morning dedicated to the County’s new citizen science programs. Residents are invited to expert-led workshops and surveys for ‘Citizen Science Day’ on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at Retzer Nature Center, S14W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha.

 

Citizen Science Day will conclude the monthly Spring Workshop Series presented by Johnson’s Nursery. Attendees will learn about Waukesha County’s first-ever Conservation in the Parks Program from Waukesha County’s conservation biologist and teaching naturalist.

 

“Our citizen science programs offer great opportunities for members of the public to get involved with local research efforts,” said Janet Barthel, Nature Center Supervisor. “We invite everyone to come out to learn more about how they can help study and protect rare plants and animals in the parks.”

 

The first session will highlight the current conservation programs, stewardship projects and educational opportunities patrons can engage in throughout Waukesha County! Citizen scientist volunteers will be trained to help monitor wetlands, birds, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, and more! No prior experience necessary.

 

The following two sessions will invite participants on a migratory bird hike and a wetland monitoring program. Attendees are welcome to come for one session or to stay for them all.

 

Registration is free, but required by Friday, April 12. To register call 262-896-8007, or visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/springworkshops. For more information about Waukesha County’s Conservation in the Parks Program, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/conservationintheparks.

 

About the Waukesha County Conservation in the Parks

The Waukesha County Park System is working with communities to promote environmental stewardship, provide research and educational opportunities, and create healthier natural areas throughout Waukesha County.