Community Science Quiz: which program is right for you!
Colorado Butterfly Monitoring Network! CBMN is a community science project led by Butterfly Pavilion that harnesses the power of volunteers to conserve Colorado butterflies.
CBMN volunteers observe and record butterflies in open spaces and parks multiple times per season, gathering essential data that land managers can use when making conservation decisions. It’s a fantastic chance to get outdoors and learn about butterflies while having a positive impact on conservation in Colorado. No experience is necessary to participate and all are welcome!
Urban Prairies Project! UPP improves the ecological health of urban and suburban open spaces along the front range and beyond, while providing opportunities to engage community volunteers in habitat conservation for pollinators and other wildlife.
Restoration Master Volunteers have the opportunity and the choice to participate in hands-on restoration (planting projects, weed mitigation, seed collection, etc.), monitoring and data collection (surrounding pollinators, plants, burrowing owls, soil quality, and more!), or outreach in the community (attending fairs, writing articles putting on nature walks, etc.!) – OR all of the above! No experience is necessary to participate! Everyone is welcome.
Colorado Firefly Watch! Did you know that Colorado has native fireflies? Most people are unaware of this due to light pollution and development destroying their habitat. To conserve fireflies, Butterfly Pavilion is studying how to breed and raise fireflies under human care.
Go out and explore the great Colorado outdoors and monitor fireflies! What are they? Where are they? How can we protect them? All of this important data will be submitted to the Western Firefly Project and Butterfly Pavilion to use in our own Firefly Breeding Program!