Join the clubs!

July 12, 2022

Do you like spending time outdoors? Are you interested in taking an active role in conservation? Then you’re going to love our two new clubs — Citizen Science Club (for adults) and Citizen Science Club, Jr (for families and kids).

Citizen scientists are everyday citizens who help conservation organizations around the world collect vast amounts of data that can be used to help local governments make critical conservation decisions that protect entire ecosystems. To get involved, all you need is a willingness to learn and the dedication to walk locally.

Citizen Science Club

We’ll partner with our friends at Butterfly Pavilion for our first activities, the Monarch Larva Project and the Great Sunflower Project. At Baseline’s Honeybee Day, you will meet local conservation groups active in citizen science, like Butterfly Pavilion, People and Pollinators Action Network (who work to create legislation to protect pollinators) and more. If you’re interested in getting involved with this club, please contact Christine, your Community Life senior engagement manager.

Citizen Science Club, Jr.

To help grow and cultivate the next generation of conservation leaders, we partnered with Butterfly Pavilion to create Citizen Science Club, Jr.

For these quarterly club meetings, Baseline families will spend a day at Butterfly Pavilion exploring the wonders of nature. There will be an hour-and-half workshop, covering a different topic each meeting, an in-class project, a take-home project, as well as guest speakers. General admission is covered to the gardens, so plan to stay after the club meeting to enjoy all that Butterfly Pavilion has to offer.

For July, the topic is pollinators. We’ll meet at BP on Saturday, July 23, from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. to learn about some of your favorite pollen carriers. Discover how engineering is related to pollination. And, test the best way to pollinate.  Sign up today. Registration for this club meeting is limited to 20.

In August, every Club Junior member who comes to Honeybee Day will receive an official Citizen Science Starter Kit. The first 25 members to arrive will take home a special Baseline Bug Bag. But, that’s not all they’ll enjoy. That day will be buzzing with fun for kids.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Citizen Science Club, Jr., please email Christine.