Protecting Biodiversity with Next-Generation Natural History and Participatory Science

Collaborative Biodiversity and Climate Participatory Science: No One Left Behind – Educate, Empower, and ACT. Tackling biodiversity and climate issues together while providing critical data to local, national, and global projects. Come visit us and learn how Earthwise Aware empowers communities, making nature science accessible to all.

Earthwise Aware (EwA) runs a conservation program that supports biodiversity and climate research while advancing the democratization of science. The program covers various habitats in the Boston Area, and fills essential data gaps. EwA promotes a form of scientific contribution and experiential learning that is systems-based with an emphasis on in-situ species interactions. The studies reveal a continuous natural history of these habitats. In 2021, citizen scientists dedicated to EwA’s program collected over 93,443 phenological observations and 33,595 biodiversity records of a wide variety of animal and plant species. The data is aggregated into open and global databases. Yearly comprehensive reports tell a rich story of communities invested in understanding species diversity and their habitats, and the effects of climate change, to drive societal changes. Come learn about EwA’s model – a model successful because it deeply connects all involved through making nature science accessible while contributing critical information to local, national, and global projects.

Date:
Oct 9, 2022
Time:
12:00 PM
- 04:00 PM
Venue:
Kendall/MIT Open Space: Discovery Zone
Location:
Kendall/MIT Open Space, Main Street, Cambridge, MA
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About the
Festival

Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

The Cambridge Science Festival was founded by and is produced by the MIT Museum.