Underground Science Society – Conservation in the Parks: A Community-based Approach
Greetings and Happy New Year to you all!! Let’s start 2020 off right by gathering in our back room spot at the Sugar Maple!! This month’s talk brings it close to home as Waukesha County Parks’ very own Julia Robson speaks on community-based research!!
The effects of urbanization have been demonstrated to be the leading cause of the loss of biodiversity on a global scale. Solutions to preventing the extinction of locally rare species and degradation of imperative ecosystems can effectively be addressed by local park and recreation agencies through strategic natural areas preservation, active stewardship, and community engagement throughout the process. In addition to helping connect people to nature, local parks are essential in creating environmental stewards who will advocate for and protect our most precious public resources — our land, water, trees, open spaces and wildlife. Join us to learn more about how community-based monitoring and restoration initiatives are making an impact in southeastern Wisconsin.
So, bring your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, postal worker, whoever!! It’s 2020 and time for some SCIENCE!! Hope to see you there!!!