Partnering with the Michigan Vernal Pools Partnership
Engage in Community Science with the Vernal Pool Patrol
The Vernal Pool Patrol needs your help! We are looking for citizen scientists of all ages and backgrounds to help us get more information about vernal pools in Michigan! If you would like to learn more about these fascinating wetlands, and enjoy spending time outside in nature and participating in science and conservation, this program is for you. Training is offered every year virtually, with in-person field training opportunities, and is free of charge. To learn more about the Vernal Pool Patrol, volunteering, or program coordinating, please visit the Pool Patrol website .
To read first hand experiences about what it is like to participate in the Pool Patrol or act as a program coordinator, check out the 2022 Program Evaluation report: Vernal Pool Patrol Program Evaluation.pdf
The Vernal Pool Patrol is coordinated by the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI), a program of Michigan State University Extension and a partner of the Michigan Vernal Pool Partnership. To learn more about the Vernal Pool Patrol and how you can get involved, please contact Yu Man Lee (email@example.com) or Courtney Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org) with MNFI.
Visit the Events Calendar for upcoming training opportunities!
Introduce your students to ecological concepts with vernal pools!