Knotweed Community Science Challenge

9:30 AM–10:15 AM | Online | Public

Join our community researching the spread of invasive knotweed and contribute data from your local area.

Knotweed Community Science Challenge

What are the impacts of knotweed on our ecosystems? How do knotweed populations compare across our region? Are knotweed populations changing over time and in relation to climate change? How can we manage knotweed populations?

Participate in the Knotweed community science challenge this fall and join students, community members, and professional scientists across the region working to understand the impacts of climate change on the spread of these invasive plants.

We’ll kick off the challenge with a virtual gathering with Project Knotweed's lead scientist, Stacy Endriss from the University of North Carolina, who will share background information on the project, including why we care about knotweed and what we hope to learn together. Then students and community members from across Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts will head out into the field in their local community to find, identify, measure, count, and observe knotweed and contribute to the project database. In the wrap up virtual meeting, students will have the opportunity to share findings, questions, and ideas for next steps with the project leaders and each other.

Launch meeting: Wednesday, October 5, 9:30 - 10:15am

Wrap up meeting:Friday, November 18, 9:30 - 10:15am

Register to join the live Zoom sessions, watch the recordings, and/or receive project updates.

Email Meggie at [email protected] with questions or to learn more about community science in classrooms.