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Become a Citizen Scientist

Citizen Scientists at Butterfly Pavilion make large-scale science possible.

Citizen scientists are everyday citizens who help conservation organizations around the world collect vast amounts of data that can be used to help local governments make critical conservation decisions that protect entire ecosystems. A citizen scientist can be anyone, from any walk of life, interested in spending time outdoors and taking an active role in conservation. No previous experience necessary.

Butterfly Monitoring

Colorado Butterfly Monitoring Network (CBMN) is a citizen science project led by Butterfly Pavilion that harnesses the power of volunteers to conserve Colorado butterflies.

CBMN volunteers observe and count 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. Learn More and Get Involved 

Questions? Contact Kathryn Hokamp, Lepitopterist at Butterfly Pavilion at khokamp@butterflies.org.

Dragonfly Monitoring

Dragonflies Colorado Dragonfly Monitoring Project (CDMP) is a citizen science project led by Butterfly Pavilion that harnesses the power of volunteers to conserve Colorado dragonflies.

CDMP volunteers observe and count dragonflies 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 migratory and local dragonflies while having a positive impact on conservation in Colorado. Learn More and Get Involved

Questions? Contact Sara Stevens, Aquatics Manager at Butterfly Pavilion at sstevens@butterflies.org.

Urban Prairies Project

The Urban Prairies Project (UPP) improves the ecological health of urban and suburban open spaces in the City and County of Broomfield, the City of Westminster and beyond, while providing opportunities to engage community volunteers in habitat conservation for pollinators and other wildlife.

The Urban Prairies Project focuses on collaborative habitat restoration as both a way to improve local natural areas and engage the community. Project partners create restoration plans for local open space sites, then engage local volunteers to assist with weed management, re-vegetation, habitat monitoring and outreach. These results are then used to expand restoration efforts and throughout our region. Learn More and Get Involved

Questions? Contact Horticulture at habitat@butterflies.org.