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Wednesday, February 23 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Track 2: Encouraging a Diverse Participant Base in a Fledgling Community Science Program

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Nongame Wildlife Program has a long history of engaging with wildlife enthusiasts across the state. We recently launched a Community Science Program through which we intend to cultivate increased community engagement, but our current program offerings and recruitment strategies do not necessarily reflect the changing demographics and cultural richness of our communities. This session is intended to describe our efforts thus far and serve as an open forum for discussion about how new programs can be effective catalysts for institutional change.

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Mags Edwards

Community Science Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Mags Edwards (they / them) is the Community Science Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Nongame Wildlife Program. Although the DNR has hosted various community science projects in the past, Nongame’s dedicated Community Science Program is relatively... Read More →
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Elizabeth Nault-Maurer

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Elizabeth Nault-Maurer has been with the Nongame Wildlife Program since 2020. In her position as an Information Officer, Elizabeth promotes the work of the program on social media and on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ website. She is also a Minnesota Master Naturalist... Read More →

Wednesday February 23, 2022 1:30pm - 2:15pm MST
Room 2

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