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Join Citizen Science Series in Norfolk

LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the Citizen Science Series and help contribute to scientific understanding.

This series of workshops will take place at the northeast district office of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 2201 N. 13th St., Norfolk. Each workshop will begin with an instructional segment before heading outdoors to make observations.

The series topics and dates are:

eBird – May 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This is an online real-time checklist measuring the population counts for birds. All levels of birders are invited.

Lost Ladybug Project – June 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Collect and identify ladybugs to help scientists understand native population declines and non-native population increases.

Firefly Watch – June 20, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Observe and record firefly populations, then report findings online to help understand why firefly populations are decreasing.

Monarch Larval Monitoring Project – July 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Increase understanding of monarch breeding populations by recording and reporting observations in a milkweed patch.

To get more information or to register, contact Jamie Bachmann at jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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