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Become a Citizen Scientist!

American Spring LIVE invites you to become a Citizen Scientist!
Learn fun, quick, easy activities for all ages – and share your data with real-life scientists!
All trainings are FREE, open to all ages, and take place at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Dr., Erie, PA.

Weed Warriors Training
Sunday, March 17 from 1-2pm
Say no to invasive plants! Learn how to improve native habitats by removing invasive plant species.
Purple Martin Conservation Training
Sunday, March 24 from 1-2pm
Learn to be a good steward to feathered friends
Bird Cams Lab & eBird Training
Sunday, March 31 from 1-2pm
Use the internet and social media to collect and share important bird-facts
Pollinator Pathways Training
Sunday, April 7 from 1-2pm
What's the connection between insects and your next snack? Pollination! Learn to make a welcoming home for pollinators.
Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS) & FrogLogger Training
Sunday, April 14 from 1-2pm
Advance registration is required
Where are Pennsylvania's frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes and turtles? Let's find out! Plus, learn a cutting-edge technology for identifying frog songs.
Spring into Science at our FREE Family Event!
Saturday, April 27 from 10am-2pm
Schedule of events:
10am-2pm Family Fishing on Presque Isle
at Waterworks Pond
Presented by SONS of Lake Erie
(Fishing license NOT required)
Meet Smokey Bear
at TREC (Lobby & Room 110)
Presented by PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry
10:30am Turtle Talk!
at TREC (Room 108)
Presented by Regional Science Consortium
Rain Barrel Workshop
at TREC (Room 112)
Presented by Environment Erie
Advance registration is required
Purple Martin Watch / Martin House Check
at TREC (Parking Lot)
Presented by Purple Martin Conservation Association
Tour of Presque Isle on the Bayliner Trolley
Departs from TREC
Presented by PA DCNR

Trolley stops include Wetland Walk and Bird Banding
Presented by California U of PA, Erie Bird Observatory
11am "Turtle Odyssey" film
at Big Green Screen Theatre (TREC)
Noon-1:00 Build Pollinator Houses
at TREC (Room 108)
Presented by Go Native Erie!
12:30pm Tour of Presque Isle on the Bayliner Trolley
Departs from TREC
Presented by PA DCNR

Trolley stops include Wetland Walk and Bird Banding
Presented by California U of PA, Erie Bird Observatory
2pm "Turtle Odyssey" film
at Big Green Screen Theatre (TREC)
2:30pm Plant Walk
at Erie Bluffs State Park
Presented by Go Native Erie!

Tune in to WQLN TV!

Tune in when American Spring LIVE comes to WQLN TV!

Monday, April 29 at 8pm
“Birth and Rebirth”
See how plants and animals have incorporated seasonal changes and survived as a species.

Tuesday, April 30 at 8pm
Witness animal journeys over vast distances, from winter refuges to spring breeding grounds.

Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm
Learn how springtime partnerships have evolved over thousands of years.

Citizen Science projects!

Try out our favorite Citizen Science projects!

The Great Sunflower Project
Celebrate Urban Birds
The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

Find TONS more Citizen Science opportunities for all ages, interests, and abilities at

Nature is a production of THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET and PBS. American Spring LIVE is a production of Berman Productions, Inc. and THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET.

Major support for Nature: American Spring LIVE was provided by the National Science Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation.

Additional financial support was provided by the Arnhold Family in memory of Clarisse Arnhold, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Kathy Chiao and Ken Hao, the Anderson Family Fund, the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation, Rosalind P. Walter, the Halmi Family in memory of Robert Halmi, Sr., Sandra Atlas Bass, Doris R. and Robert J. Thomas, Charles Rosenblum, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by the nation’s public television stations.