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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Carnivore Tracking Training
7 Dec 2019
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: Grantsburg
9am-3pm. Learn to identify tracks of medium to large size carnivores that inhabit WI, as well as a few other common WI mammals. Learn to conduct track surveys. Required training for Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration required. Free.

Wolf Ecology and Management
8 Dec 2019
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: Grantsburg
9am-3pm. Learn about the history of wolves in Wisconsin, wolf biology and ecology, and how wolves are monitored and managed in Wisconsin with DNR Biologists. Required training for Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration required. Free

WEBINAR: Citizen Science Quality Assurance Handbook
10 Dec 2019
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency
Location: online
1-2pm. This session will provide a brief update on citizen science at the Environmental Protection Agency and training on the new EPA handbook on quality assurance and documentation for citizen science projects. Registration required.

Carnivore Tracking Training
14 Dec 2019
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: Babcock
9am-3pm. Learn to identify tracks of medium to large size carnivores that inhabit WI, as well as a few other common WI mammals. Learn to conduct track surveys. Required training for Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration required. Free.

Christmas Bird Count - Milwaukee West
14 Dec 2019
Organization: Urban Ecology Center
Location: Milwaukee
Join the nation's longest running citizen science project! All skill levels welcome. Well meet at the Menomonee Valley branch and hike to Washington Park, with a stop for brunch. Registration required.

Christmas Bird Count - Madison
14 Dec 2019
Organization: Madison Audubon
Location: Madison
Join the nation's longest running citizen science projects! Sign up for this one-day count of Madison's birds. Registration required.

Christmas Bird Count - Milwaukee East
14 Dec 2019
Organization: Urban Ecology Center
Location: Milwaukee
8:30-5:00pm. Contribute to bird research during your morning hike -- join volunteers around the world for the annual Christmas Bird Count. Well meet at the Riverside Park branch and hike along the Milwaukee River with a stop for brunch.

Christmas Bird Count - Sarona
15 Dec 2019
Organization: Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Location: Sarona
7am. We will use our feet and cars to travel our routes, and we expect to see many different winter bird species. Open to all levels of birding experience and ability. Registration is required by Friday, December 13.

Christmas Bird Count - Franklin
15 Dec 2019
Organization: Wehr Nature Center
Location: Franklin
9am-4pm. Count wintering birds Milwaukee County. Beginner and veteran birdwatchers are welcome! Registration required.

WEBINAR- Catch the WAVe: Making the connection between groundwater, wetlands, lakes and streams
18 Dec 2019
Organization: Water Action Volunteers
Location: online
12-1pm. explore how the movement of water, elevation of water and characteristics of the water are all influenced by how precipitation interacts with the land. 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.

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

Wisconsin First Detector Network, 1 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2029
Organization: UW Extension
Location: statewide
Identify and report invasive species.

Deer Hunter Widllife Survey, 14 Sep 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: Statewide
Report the wildlife you see while deer hunting.

Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program, 1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
Organization: WDNR
Location: northern and central Wisconsin
Estimate the abundance and distribution of carnivores by observing the number and location of their tracks. Participants must attend training sessions before monitoring.

Project FeederWatch, 9 Nov 2019 - 3 Apr 2020
Organization: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Location: nationwide
Count birds at your feeder for citizen science! $18 registration required.

Christmas Bird Count, 14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Organization: Audubon Society
Location: nationwide
All Christmas Bird Counts are conducted between December 14 to January 5, inclusive dates, each season. Your local count will occur on one day between those dates. Participate in as many counts as you wish!