Information for Citizen Science Weekend Participants

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Citizen Science Weekend

Who's Your Scientist?

June 10th - 12th 2016

Please join the NBI for a weekend of citizen science! Help our local on island scientists survey for rare and invasive plants, beach invertebrates, turtles, bird banding and more!


Full Event Schedule


Admission to all events is free and open to all! Some events have a limited capacity so we ask that you sign up for the events you are interested in ahead of time.





Keynote Speaker: Tobias Landberg

Friday, June 10that 6:30 pm

Nantucket Atheneum, Great Hall


"Behavioral Ecology and Conservation of Snapping Turtles"


Dr. Landberg is an integrative biologist at Arcadia University studying organisms at the intersection of ontogeny, ecology and evolution. His work on amphibian life history focuses on the ways development is affected by the environment and how developmental responses can evolve.

“Using National Geographic Society's crittercam Dr. Landberg and fellow researchers have studied snapping turtles in Connecticut for over 8 years. This remote imaging technology has allowed them a unique view into the lives of snapping turtles that had never been seen before. They use the footage that the turtles themselves film to analyze their diving and breathing behaviors as well as their interactions with other creatures in ponds and lakes that were previously inaccessible to researchers. In addition to the science of studying wild turtles, this collaborative effort with Mystic Aquarium and the Tributary Mill Conservancy, they have made education and outreach a priority. This has led to a collaboration with CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Together they are collecting data on toxins and pollutants in the turtles and using that to gain protection for this magnificent and fascinating creature”.



For more information, please contact our NBI Citizen Science Weekend Co-chairs:

Danielle O'Dell, Nantucket Conservation Foundation,

Sarah Bois, Linda Loring Nature Foundation,

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