Collabinar: Community-Based Research, Education, and Engagement with the Miridae Living Labs
February 7, 2022
Community-Based Research, Education, and Engagement with the Miridae Living Labs
Monday, February 7, 2022
11:00 AM -12:00 PM PST
Caroline Larsen-Bircher, Haven Kiers, and Billy Kimmel from the Miridae Living Labs, led an interactive presentation on Community-Based Research, Education, and Engagement to discuss their community-based research projects and initiatives. The Miridae Living Lab strives to promote the crucial ecological role of native arthropods and plants throughout the Sacramento region. Some of their expertise includes creating STEM-centered lessons, urban ecology and restoration, as well as native arthropods and plants. Their projects include the Seed Pile Project, Miridae Mobile Nursery, Habitat Tracking Project, and the Sierra 2 Native Garden.
A few key questions that we discussed:
- How is the role of native gardens being reimagined in science, education, and research?
- What are best practices for restoring urban areas through landscaping?
- How is interactive science education being facilitated?
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About the CCS Collabinar Series
The CCS Collabinar invites our partners from across the globe to bring us their most exciting challenges and opportunities in community and citizen science. Each event supports mutual learning, and advances projects and partnerships. To stay informed about upcoming Collabinars, please sign up here.