Dear Citizen Science Community,
Each year, the Parsons Field Institute hosts an end-of-season celebration to recognize our passionate, hard-working citizen scientists.
This year is special. Our world is going through a health crisis. We've cancelled our in-person celebrations, but understand that our current precautions are aimed at the future well-being of us all.
2020 also marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Each year we are reminded to act as Stewards to our planet. Our incredible team of volunteer citizen scientists exemplifies the spirit of Earth Day -- on this 50th anniversary, we are excited to highlight their accomplishments.
Thank you to everyone who makes our work at the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Parson Field Institute possible! The accomplishments of the Citizen Science program and Parsons Field Institute this year are ultimately the result of everyone who participated.
Beginning May 1, 2019, 175 stewards have recorded over 7,500 Citizen Science hours. In singling out individuals or small groups for special awards, we always risk missing many who have contributed so much to our success and would also be worthy recipients of these awards. Please know that we appreciate all of you!