DEEP: Become a Citizen Scientist and Map Your World Using the Map of Life App

2017 Press Release
May 17, 2017
Become a Citizen Scientist and Map Your World Using the
Map of Life App
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites people of all ages to join professional naturalists at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby, on Saturday, May 27, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to explore the wonder of plants in the fields and forest. 

Using the Map of Life App on their cell phones, families and individuals will be able to participate in a guided walk and help identify and record their finds that will help build the diversity map for this area and add to scientific data collection.    Participants may also view indoor exhibits that focus on the plants of spring as well as the animals that need them.  Bring snacks or a picnic lunch and enjoy the day at the Kellogg Environmental Center. 

During this Citizen Science event there will be several opportunities for family and friends to take part in some projects.  Map of Life is an app you can use to help log plants and animals into a global data base.  Other activities for the morning include the Great Sunflower Project, that helps study bee activity; the Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project, to look for monarch eggs and caterpillars; and Project Squirrel, to observe squirrel behavior.  This learning experience is fun for all ages and levels of experience.  Learn some naturalist skills that you can use anywhere to explore the great outdoors.  
The program is offered free of charge, but donations are welcome. 

DEEP’s Kellogg Environmental Center is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby, CT.  For further information, directions, or to register, please phone the Kellogg Environmental Center at (203) 734-2513 or email