Fargo Library To Host Citizen Science Event Featuring Monarch Monitoring June 10

Area residents are invited to attend a citizen science presentation about the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project Saturday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the downtown Main Library. The workshop leader will be an interpretive naturalist from Buffalo River State Park. Participants will learn about monarch biology and how to contribute data to the Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project from their own backyard. Participants will also gain hands-on practice with several data collection activities and leave knowing how to choose and monitor a single plant or site, enter data online and protect prairie habitat for future monarchs. Beginner through advanced citizen scientists are welcome. The program is geared for adult learners but youth are very good at monarch monitoring and are encouraged to attend along with an adult. No registration is required and all materials will be provided. Call Lori at 701-476-5977 for details.

For more information on the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, visit http://monarchlab.org/mlmp or contact Andrea Wakely at 218-498-2124 or at andrea.wakely@state.mn.us.

This event is part of the “Build a Better World” adult summer reading program at the Fargo Public Library. The library’s summer reading program ends August 5.

Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Children age 9 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming events, call 701-241-1492 or visit the library’s website.