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Citizen science, bees, and biochar in downtown TC

  • August 04, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom
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  • current year member of MGANM
  • Suggested $5 donation for non-member attendee.

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Dr. Nathaniel “Nate” Walton, an entomologist with a passion for pollinators, will speak to local master gardeners and garden enthusiasts about a Citizen Science Project about Pollinators happening in downtown Traverse City.  

Citizen science engages the help of volunteers to collect scientific data that researchers can use to advance our understanding of the world. This practice has been going on since at least the 1800’s, but the development of “smart” devices has greatly increased the scope and impact of citizen science projects. This summer, a citizen science project is happening right here in beautiful downtown TC. It was created by MSU Extension and the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan in partnership with the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority. Learn details of the project and how you can participate!

Dr. Walton is the Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor for MSU Extension in Leelanau County and the Master Gardener Coordinator for Leelanau, Benzie, and Grand Traverse Counties. He enjoys teaching adults and youth of all ages on subject such as plant pathogens, environmental stewardship and integrated pest management.  

This will be a zoom meeting.  A link to the zoom meeting will be provided with your registration confirmation.  

The Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan (MGANM) furthers the horticulture education activities of MSU Extension through monthly educational presentations. An optional $5 donation for speaker events from non-members is appreciated to defray costs.  If you are not able to make a donation, please email for zoom access after you register.  All attendees must be registered.  For certified master gardeners meeting attendance earns credits toward volunteer and education hours. For more information visit

Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, 

as a chapter of the Michigan Master Gardener Association.  8527 E Governmental Center Drive, Suite 107, Suttons Bay. Michigan , 49682

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