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- Citizen Science Month
20 Jan 2020
Organization: Citizen Science Association
Location: online
12-1:00pm. Citizen Science Month is an annual event to celebrate and promote all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, &anything else citizen science. Registration required.

WEBINAR- PFAS  Forever Chemicals in Wisconsin Waters
22 Jan 2020
Organization: Water Action Volunteers
Location: online
12-1pm. PFAS refers to a family of thousands of chemicals manufactured to make (among other things) waterproof clothing and non-stick cookware. These "forever chemicals" don't break down in the environment. Registration required.

Citizen Science at the Arboretum
23 Jan 2020
Organization: UW-Arboretum
Location: Madison
9am. Learn about all the ways you can volunteer with citizen science at the UW-Arboretum. $10; registration required.

WEBINAR: Citizen Science and Privacy
24 Jan 2020
Organization: Citizen Science Association
Location: online
12-1pm. CSA's Law and Policy Working Group discusses issues surrounding Citizen Science and Privacy. Registration required. Free.

Winter Wolf Ecology Workshop
25 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
Organization: Beaver Creek Reserve
Location: Fall Creek
This workshop will cover wolf ecology, history, monitoring, and management, and includes a field trip in wolf country. Required training for Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. Registration required. $75.

WEBINAR: Engaging volunteers for long-term monitoring program success
30 Jan 2020
Organization: Citizen Science Association
Location: online
1pm. Effective volunteer engagement is a critical component of every successful volunteer monitoring program. When done well, volunteers feel fulfilled and programs are able to function efficiently. 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.

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!