Mid-Atlantic Region


The Mid-Atlantic Region brings nature center leaders together from New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. 

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ACE Citizen Science Symposium and ANCA mid-Atlantic regional meeting

Sponsored by Association of Conservation Executives and Association of Nature Center Administrators, with support from Marshall & Sterling Insurance

Friday, September 14, 2018

Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association in Pennington NJ

Symposium Description: Citizen Science for Deeper Engagement

Citizen science involves the public in collecting and analyzing information about the natural world, but it isn’t just about collecting valuable data. Citizen science can deepen community engagement with your organization and community providing your constituencies with opportunity to learn and take action around environmental issues.  

Program opportunities range from “pre-packaged” existing programs like Monarch Watch, Project Budburst, eBird, and FrogWatch to targeted programs developed or customized to address a specific local research question and/or issue.  Both types can be effectively used to address issues of concern, meet organizational goals, and build and strengthen your constituencies.

Explore how members of the environmental community have used and developed citizen science programs to better understand and engage the public in water quality, butterfly migration, bird populations and much more.

Past Meetings:

The 2017 meeting at The Churchville Nature Center in Churchville, PA.

The 2016 at DuPont Environmental Education Center in Wilmington, DE.