Biodiversity is essential to healthy ecosystems. Join Science Friday and SciStarter for an interactive webinar where you’ll get to know real-world citizen science projects for tracking biodiversity in your own backyard. Collaborate with others during the City Nature Challenge BioBlitz ( or try apps like iNaturalist ( to explore on your own. Either way, you’ll help researchers and make a positive impact in your community. Special Guests: Colleen Hitchcock, Associate Professor of Ecology at Brandeis University, and teen OurEcho Challenge award winners Reilly Hollern (2021) and Harper Fortgang (2020).