#314: How to Become a Citizen Scientist with Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Expert Rhiannon Crain
In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Expert Rhiannon Crain about the citizen scientist project with the Habitat Network and how you as a home gardener can help build a better environment.
Rhiannon will tell us all about The Habitat Network, the type of data they are collecting, and the reasoning for that data as well as what they are planning to do with that data to build better ecosystems around the globe.
From there, she'll tell us how you as a home gardener can get involved, the data you can submit and how it will help you become a better home gardener.
She'll tell us about taking the lazy gardener pledge, what that means, and how anyone can get involved.
About this week's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Rhiannon Crain
Rhiannon holds a B.S. in Ecology in Evolutionary Biology and received her Ph.D from the University of California, Santa Cruz and the Center for Informal Learning and Schools.
She has worked with the Exploratorium, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science Department to understand how informal learning opportunities can support complex conservation thinking and activity.
She currently leads a citizen science mapping project called Habitat Network to help people document their gardens with a habitat map and imagine how to create beautiful, ecologically-balanced gardens to support wildlife.