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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NASA CitSciCon
21 May 2021 - 22 May 2021
Organization: SciStarter, NASA, Citizen Science Association
Location: online
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) supports citizen science projects as collaborations between scientists and interested members of the public (YOU!). Learn how to get involved during this free event.

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 2021 - 15 Nov 2021
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.

Wisconsin Odonata Survey, 1 Apr 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
Organization: Wiscosin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Dragonfly Society
Location: statewide
Report observations of dragonflies and damselflies. Photographs of observations are recommended.

Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey, 1 Apr 2021 - 31 Jul 2021
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.

Water Action Volunteers - Stream Monitoring, 1 Apr 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
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 Bird Monitoring - Owls, 1 Apr 2021 - 1 May 2021
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: statewide
Volunteers conduct nighttime surveys along established roadside routes 2 times during the duration of the project. Must pass a brief certification test to ensure accurate data collection.

Wisconsin Bumble Bee Brigade, 1 Apr 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: statewide
Monitor and photograph native bumble bees to inform conservation and management efforts.

Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program, 1 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021
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 Rare Plant Monitoring Program, 15 Apr 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Location: statewide
Verify historical locations of rare plants and monitor their status. All participants must complete the program's trainings (offered each spring) prior to volunteering.

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, 15 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021
Organization: UW Arboretum, Monarch Joint Venture
Location: statewide
Help document the distribution and abundance of breeding monarchs. Find a patch of milkweed and monitor it weekly for monarch eggs, larvae, and pupae.

CitSciVirtual, 2 May 2021 - 27 May 2021
Organization: Citizen Science Association
Location: online
Connect with citizen science practitioners worldwide through a month-long series of events. Get resources, share, and connect. Registration required.

Wisconsin Bird Monitoring- Nightjars, 19 May 2021 - 1 Jul 2021
Organization: Wisconsin DNR
Location: statewide
Listen and record observations of bird calls along set roadside route. Volunteers conduct one survey per route per year. Registration required.