The 2022 EwA Conservation Digest Collection


Participatory Science at EwA (Live StoryMap): An interactive StoryMap about EwA’s program: its model, what the projects are, who EwA engages, and the program’s impact. The StoryMap is also an invitation to all to get engaged in environmentally-focused participatory science.

The 2022 EwA Conservation Highlights (Released: Jan. 13th, 2023): An 8-page summary of our work this past year, a shortlist of our accomplishments, and a few favorite infographics.

The 2022 EwA Data Companion: All of EwA’s infographics and their source in one place.

Domain Specific

The 2022 EwA Vernal Pool Report (Released: Dec. 2th, 2022): Annual report of EwA’s vernal pool documentation and certification program–its field activities and findings. Report sent annually to the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

The 2022 EwA Biodiversity Digest (Released: Feb. 1st, 2023): A Year in Biodiversity–A tour of some of our favorite 2022 observations. Of course, we also report important data, as well as explain our biodiversity-focused program, and who are the citizen scientists behind the data.

The 2022 EwA Phenology Report (Released: Feb. 23rd, 2023): How Climate Change Affects Oak Seasonality–A quick recap of EwA’s 2022 phenology season, followed by Kate Danziger‘s research report that focuses on the seasonal development phases of 2 species we monitor: the Northern red oak (Quercus rubra) and the white oak (Quercus alba). Kate is an EwA research intern. She is a senior at Brandeis University, working on her Senior Research and Thesis. She has worked with EwA for about a year, first as a spring semester intern and then staying on as a research intern to complete her thesis. Kate’s project is accomplished in partial fulfillment of her degree in Biology, and we are delighted to give her the stage this year. We also illustrate a year in the life of the Northern red oak–A delight for the eyes and mind.

□ The EwA Habitat Fragmentation Web Map Tutorial (Released: Mar. 3rd, 2023) explains the map product of EwA’s Keeping the Middlesex Fells Whole project. The project documents habitat fragmentation in a mixed-use urban forest. This conservation initiative aims to provide a picture of human impacts on the Fells so that we can adequately balance its recreational and aesthetic value against the ecological needs of its many non-human residents. Check the 2021 EwA Habitat Fragmentation StoryMap, which serves as a roadmap for the project–from its inception to upcoming analysis and action plans. 

The 2022 EwA Entomology Recap & Data Dashboard (Released: Mar. 22nd, 2023): This year, our report format is a presentation to our community, A Year Searching for Bugs. The presentation tours some of our favorite observations of insects and spiders at our sites. We explain the why, what, and how of our arthropod-focused program. We show one of EwA’s most recent protocols and invite the audience to experience it. Of course, we also highlight the EwA data and its impact.

ℹ️ More about the reports…

Earthwise Aware (EwA) runs a field naturalist community science program that advances biodiversity and climate research while promoting ecological ethics and the democratization of science.

While the EwA reports compile the results of and data collected from a year’s worth of EwA fieldwork, they are not purely data-driven reports. In addition to reporting those results, they document EwA’s developmental and operational process. They summarize EwA’s field projects and general findings, as well as explain EwA’s field methods and how to access our data for further analysis. The audience for these reports is varied and comprised of our citizen scientists and volunteers, our partners and collaborators, the cities where our programs are located, and the various non-profit and governmental organizations with whom we work. [📊 Latest Reports]

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