Science, For One and For All

Prybyla presenting the ins and outs of remote fieldwork in the Central Park Zoo’s summer conservation class for teens. Photo credited to Mark Castaneda.

Prybyla presenting the ins and outs of remote fieldwork in the Central Park Zoo’s summer conservation class for teens. Photo credited to Mark Castaneda.

A Halictid bee, one of the many bee genera with species native to North America that we try to conserve. Photo credited to Joseph Ferraro for The Honeybee Conservancy.

A Halictid bee, one of the many bee genera with species native to North America that we try to conserve. Photo credited to Joseph Ferraro for The Honeybee Conservancy.

The Honeybee Conservancy’s Citizen Science Coalition (CSC) aims to make conservation experiences in the lab, the field, or the classroom available to all interested parties. You may join the Citizen Science Coalition if you are an educational institution seeking to bring your students into the world of conservation. This includes all types of education, from scientific to artistic! You do not need to be local to our lab in New York City to become a CSC member: we aim to collaborate with groups around the country. By joining CSC, you will have access to the following resources provided by The Prybyla Lab at The Honeybee Conservancy:

  • Hands-on participation in citizen science projects conducted by The Prybyla Lab, which includes learning practical field skills and techniques, participating in real data acquisition, data analysis that may be used in publications, and a shoutout on our website!

  • Educators will have access to online resources to distribute to their students, including PowerPoint presentations, worksheets for a diversity of skill levels, and recorded materials to show to their classes.

  • Educators and groups local to NYC will have access to The Honeybee Conservancy’s own Alixandra N. Prybyla for presentations, hands-on learning opportunities, and classroom collaborations.

  • CSC members will have first access to citizen-focused science events via The Honeybee Conservancy invites; these include our BeeBlitz events, our annual Mite-a-Thon, and others, such as hive inspections for honeybees.

  • Collaboration by our Principle Investigator on citizen science projects that you would like to start in your conservation depending on the level of participation.

  • Many more benefits you can explore after you’ve reached out to Principle Investigator Alixandra N. Prybyla for an application to join CSC!

If you are interested in accessing these resources, all we ask in return is: 1) that you connect us to your organization’s e-mailing list so that your cohort can join our CSC programming; and, 2) that at each joint event you provide and promote our e-mailing list to participants. The more people we can involve, the more work we can do as a citizen science-focused lab.