Project Bee Watch

Bee Watchers Needed

Jun 6, 2019
Kara Holsopple / The Allegheny Front

Science relies on data. It requires the time and dedication to collect and analyze a lot of information. That’s where volunteers, or citizen scientists, come in.

Project Bee Watch is a citizen science project that leverages volunteer labor to understand how pollinators are faring in Allegheny County. 

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A citizen science project is collecting data about Allegheny County's native pollinators.

Project Bee Watch's seven volunteers are on the hook to spend 15 minutes a week at the Audobon Greenway in Sewickley. They survey the park's native bees, and pass that data on to Matthew Opdyke, a professor of environmental studies at Point Park University.