Did you know fireflies are Pennsylvania’s state insect? And that our insect lanterns have their own citizen science project? Come discover this and more, and then we’ll head over to Mt. Lebanon park to do a Firefly count. For school-aged children and family.
What is Citizen Science?
Calling naturalists of all ages. Did you ever wonder what kind of ladybug is crawling on your finger, or how many different birds or fireflies are in your backyard? Well, many scientists have wondered the same things, and you can help them to find the answers. Observe, identify, photograph, chronicle! Anyone can volunteer to help collect data for real-world science. Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Citizen Science Series will help you to learn more about these projects and how you can participant. Each class features a project that collects data about a specific animal group. No experience necessary, great for families! Some age restrictions on certain classes, and children must be accompanied by an adult.