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The Scientific Lens - Wildflowers, Climate Change and Citizen Scientists

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Wed., Nov. 7, 2012 | 7 pm
$5 at the door; FREE to Burke members, UW students and faculty with UW ID

The Scientific Lens: Research and Photography
From the depths of the Pacific to the slopes of Mount Rainer, UW scientists are using advanced photography to reveal the world in ways unimaginable a generation ago. The Burke Museum presents four opportunities to learn from environmental researchers and photographers about their practice, technique and goals for investigating and the natural world beyond our view.  

Wildflowers, Climate Change and Citizen Scientists
Nov 7, 7pm, Burke Room

Next summer, a corps of citizen scientists armed with cameras and field guides will take to the slopes of Mount Rainer to photograph its wildflowers and uncover what this ever-changing mosaic can tell us about the impacts of climate change. University of Washington Biology professor Dr. Janneke Hille Ris Lambers and doctoral candidate Elinore Theobald will discuss the power of crowdsourcing to document and reveal what is happening to the flowers, pollinators, and to the entire Alpine and Montane ecosystems.