Event Calendar

The intent of this page is to provide a statewide list of upcoming citizen-based monitoring activities and events. Please contact us if there are any activities that you would like to have posted here. Find out when major statewide CBM programs are active throughout the year.
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Bald Eagle Appreciation Days
22 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Organization:
Location: Prairie du Chien
If you enjoy watching Bald Eagles, visiting the Prairie du Chien area is a must! Prairie du Chien is along the migration route and is a normal wintering area for these birds on the Mississippi River valley.

Citizen Science: Ephemeral Wetland Monitoring Orientation
23 Feb 2019
Organization: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Location: Milwaukee
9-11am. wed like your help exploring these ponds and discovering what life inhabits them. Well teach you how to monitor our wetlands. No experience is required. Registration required.

People, Place, and Their Pasts: Social Archaeology at Schlitz Audubon
24 Feb 2019
Organization: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Location: Milwaukee
9am-12pm. Milwaukee Community Archaeology Project research participants will present brief papers on archaeological research at the Cappon/deSwarte farmstead. Registration requested.

Evenings with Audubon: Monitoring American Kestrel Nestboxes
26 Feb 2019
Organization: Madison Audubon
Location: Capitol Lakes, Madison
7-8pm. What does it take to monitor kestrel boxes and why do we do it? This program will cover the plight of the American Kestrel and what volunteers for Madison Audubon are doing to help keep their numbers up in south-central Wisconsin.

Citizen Science: FrogWatch USA Training
26 Feb 2019
Organization: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Location: Milwaukee
3:30-6:30pm. Join us for our second year of monitoring frog populations at the Center or learn how you can monitor frogs in your own neighborhood. You dont need to be an amphibian expert to participate. Registration required.

Ongoing Events
Snapshot Wisconsin, 2 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2026
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Improve our understanding of Wisconsin wildlife by hosting a trail camera or classifying wildlife photos online.

Wisconsin eBird, 1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2027
Organization: eBird, WDNR, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory
Location: statewide
Submit any and all non-breeding bird observations. Track your life list, find birding hotspots, and contribute to important bird research and conservation.

Project FeederWatch, 10 Nov 2018 - 5 Apr 2019
Organization: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Location: nationwide
Count birds at your feeder for citizen science! $18 registration required.

Early Morning Bird Walks, 1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
Organization: Urban Ecology Center
Location: Milwaukee
8-10am. Tues & Wed. Various locations. Kick-start your day with fresh air and bird song. Interested bird watchers of all ability levels are invited. Binoculars available.

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas, 1 Feb 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Organization: Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Wisconsin DNR, Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
Location: statewide
Final year of a 5 year survey documenting the distribution and abundance of all birds species that breed in WI. Birders of all skill levels (novice-professional) are welcome!

Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, 15 Mar 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, UW-Extension
Location: statewide
Monitor your lake's water clarity, water chemistry, ice on and ice off, and species composition. Trainings available.

American Kestrel Nestbox Monitoring Program, 15 Mar 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
Organization: American Kestrel Partnership
Location: statewide
Volunteers with the American Kestrel Partnership erect and monitor nest boxes for the birds. This serves the dual purpose of creating nesting habitat and providing data that can be used to investigate the kestrels decline.

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Training, 16 Mar 2019 - 19 Oct 2019
Organization: UW-Extension, Carpenter Nature Center, St. Croix County Parks, The Friends of Willow River & Kinnickinnic State Parks, and The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center
Location: St. Croix Valley
Master Naturalists are dedicated, trained volunteers for environmental education, stewardship, and citizen science. Usually meets 3rd Saturday of the month. Registration required.

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Training, 4 Apr 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Organization: UW-Extension, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
Location: Superior
Master Naturalists are dedicated, trained volunteers for environmental education, stewardship, and citizen science. Meets Thursday evenings & Saturdays. Registration required.

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Training, 6 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
Organization: UW-Extension, Friends of Harman Creek, Hartman Creek State Park
Location: Waupaca
Master Naturalists are dedicated, trained volunteers for environmental education, stewardship, and citizen science. Meets Saturdays. Registration required.