Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Network

Event Calendar

This page provides 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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WEBINAR- Broadening Participation in Citizen Science, Broadening Participation in Science
8 Jul 2020
Organization: NASA
Location: online
2:30-4pm. This panel will showcase projects across the US that have made an effort to engage underrepresented communities in their work, highlighting promising strategies for others to implement. Registration required.

Wisconsin Loon Population Survey
18 Jul 2020
Organization: LoonWatch
Location: north and central WI
5-10am. Visit a lake & count loon adults and chicks. Volunteers must choose a lake to survey from a list of 258 lakes. Registration required.

Insect Rockstars of the Garden
28 Jul 2020
Organization: UW Madison Arboretum
Location: online
12pm. Learn about bumble bees, butterflies, and dragonflies, and how you can get involved to help them.

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.

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

Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, 15 Mar 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
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.

Wisconsin Bumble Bee Brigade, 1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: statewide
Monitor and photograph native bumble bees to inform conservation and management efforts.

Water Action Volunteers - Stream Monitoring, 1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, UW-Extension
Location: statewide
Monitor dissolved oxygen, temperature, transparency, stream flow, habitat, and macroinvertebrates. You'll get help setting up local stream monitoring programs, training to learn methods for monitoring, written methods, data sheets, and more.

Wisconsin Odonata Survey, 1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
Organization: Wiscosin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Report observations of dragonflies and damselflies. Photographs of observations are recommended.

Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program, 1 Apr 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Report all turtle sightings, including road mortalities to the WTCP. Data are used to document distribution and abundance or turtles and to identify hazardous road crossings.

Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey, 1 Apr 2020 - 31 Jul 2020
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Conduct calling surveys of frogs and toads along set driving routes or monitor the phenology of calls at a single location.

Wisconsin Bat Program - Acoustic & Roost Monitoring, 15 Apr 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Monitor bats at night by traveling a set route with an acoustic bat detector or by counting bats as they leave a summer roost (bat house, barn, attic).