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Smithsonian Citizen Science Week …

… is a week dedicated to connecting people with scientists to study the planet, its plant and animals.  Partners in the event are the Smithsonian Institute, Riverside Metropolitan Museum and Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

Sunday, April 5 is a kickoff family fun day where activities supporting an "All About Wildflowers" theme are held at the Riverside Museum. Continuing that week is a field study trip, lecture series and book-signing. (text continues below)

Close-up of a pink flower in bloom, with green tinges
Above: Desert Willow bloom (Chilopsis linearis)

Below: Mother and son stop for a photo at a blooming Nolina Nolina Parryi
Mother and son stop for a photo  at a blooming Nolina Nolina Parryi

Below: James Bryant, curator of natural sciences for the Riverside Metropolitan Museum and Rusty Russell, botanist with the U.S. National herbarium, National Museum of Natural History “botanize” (study plants scientifically) in the San Jacinto Mountains.
Two men take a closer look at one plant among many, and one photographs it

Tracy Albrecht, interpretive specialist for Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument will be presenting a wildflower workshop and co-leading a field study trip. The week's activities end with a day of presentations bringing  together professionals, citizen-based programs, educators and students in the sciences.

More information at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum website.

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.

- 3/09, Tracy Albrecht, interpretive specialist, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Bureau of Land Management California Desert District. Photos by Tracy Albrecht.


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Last updated: 04-01-2009