|“An Introduction to the Maryland Biodiversity Project and how Digital Photography has Changed Citizen Science”
Monday – September 11, 2017 7-9pm
Talbot Community Center, Wye Oak Room
Jim Brighton is co-founder of the Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) and a lifelong resident of the Eastern Shore. Having grown up outside of Cambridge on LeCompte Creek, Jim’s fascination with nature started at an early age. Jim lives in Easton with his wife Colleen and has been working for Campbell’s Boatyards in Oxford, MD for the past twenty years.
Started in 2012 by Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton, the MBP is a non-profit organization focused on cataloging all plants and animals in Maryland in an effort to promote education and conservation of Maryland’s natural resources. Jim was named the 2017 Chesapeake Champion by the University of Maryland Center of Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory, an award established to recognize individuals in the community for their stewardship of land, water and wildlife through their volunteer actions. Jim will give an introduction to the Maryland Biodiversity Project and use photographs from MBP to highlight how photography can be used to contribute to citizen science endeavors.