Reconnecting in Detroit: The Transformative Potential of Citizen Science


Gabrielle Herin always loved animals and nature. At the age of fourteen, she came knocking at the door of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge looking for volunteer opportunities. She quickly became involved in invasive species removal, tree planting, trail maintenance, Hawkfest, Pointe Mouillee Waterfowl Festival, and bald eagle tours. Her love of the outdoors and passion for conservation were heightened by her citizen science and stewardship experiences at the refuge. Over a five-year period, she volunteered over four-hundred-fifty hours at the refuge, where she came to see how she is part of an ecosystem that requires stewardship by everyone…


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