Community Science


Community science, also known as citizen science, involves collaboration between the scientists and the public to collect and analyze data. We want to encourage the community ​aspect of citizen science by hosting events and creating spaces where people can come together, share their knowledge, and learn from one another. Academia is often not accessible for many people and we want to be part of the change by bringing science into communities. We host a number of community science projects and events where everyone is welcome to participate.


A group of people standing and talking near a river.A group of people exploring nature and taking photos of plants and insectsA group of people looking a a plant and insect near the ground. One person is taking a picture of the insect.


Alberta Plant and Pollinator Community

We wanted to create a place where people can learn about local events, follow projects, and learn about the plants and pollinators in Alberta. The Alberta Plant and Pollinator Community (APPC) is organized and run by Toryanse Blanchard and Justine Doll, who are both MSc students at the University of Calgary in Dr. Jana Vamosi’s lab. If you want to collaborate, have a community event you would like to share with us, or have any questions, please feel free to send us an email. 



How you can get involved: Current Projects


Nose Hill Pollinator Walk

April 28, 2024 12:00pm - 1:00pm *weather permitting Meeting point: 64 Ave Nose Hill parking lot

Register here

Rare Plant Walk- May, 2024

Saturday May 4th, 1:00-3:00pm. Please register here.


Fish Creek Pollinator Walk

May 2024, more info TBD

More info