Project Butterfly WINGS
Q1. What types of information do we collect about the 4-H agents and volunteer leaders?
In order for 4-H youth to participate in Project Butterfly WINGS, we require the 4-H agent or volunteer leader to register with their first and last name, address, city, state, zip code, county, phone number, e-mail address and 4-H group name. They create their own username and password. The 4-H agent or volunteer leader then registers each youth with first name, username and password. Youth may change their password when they first log on to the site.
When youth create a password on Project Butterfly WINGS, we do not collect any information that would allow us or anyone else to identify the youth. When prompted to create a password, we recommend that it be a non-personally identifiable name.
Q2. What types of information do we collect about the participating youth?
We require the 4-H agent or leader to register participating youth by
listing first name, username and password. Youth may change their password
when the youth first log on to the site.
To participate, the youth are instructed to enter data, including their 4-H club name; butterfly observation site description including county, city and state; and lists of butterflies seen.
Youth may also participate in the Wings gallery by submitting photographs, drawings, and/or poems with their butterfly observation experiences. Selections from these submissions are then posted for a limited period of time. Posting questions or observations on the message board is an additional way that they might participate.
If you submit pictures, questions, comments or anything else to us which is posted on our site, you will be identified on our site no more than by first name, age, county, city and state.
Youth may contact us with questions and a response is returned to the email address from which the question came.
Q3. How do we use and share the personally identifiable information that we have collected?
We do not share any information about a participant with any third parties. Information entered regarding county, state and species observed is displayed through maps, tables and charts available under “Results.” This information is displayed for participants, scientists and interested viewers to observe trends and dates when and where butterflies are found.
The Project Butterfly WINGS team may monitor web activity by the 4-H participant.
Q4. Who is Project Butterfly WINGS?
Project Butterfly WINGS is a collaborative project funded in part by the National Science Foundation (ESI-0406173). It was developed by the University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History and Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, in cooperation with 4-H, Florida Cooperative Extension Service.
Q5. How do we notify and obtain consent from parents for the collection of information from their youth?
It is the responsibility of the 4-H leader or agent registering the youth participant to insure that written permission is in the form of a consensual signature of the parent or legal guardian.
Q6. How can parents access, change or delete information about their youth?
1. A parent can contact the 4-H agent or leader to access, change, or delete the personal information. The parent will need to have the youth’s username and password.
2. A parent can contact Project Butterfly WINGS to access, change or delete the information that we have collected from his or her youth by sending an e-mail to WINGS@flmnh.ufl.edu. Please include the youth’s name and the parent’s e-mail address in the e-mail so that we can better assist you with your inquiry or request.
Notification of Changes
If you need further assistance please e-mail or
or write to us at:
Marilyn M. Martin
Project Butterfly WINGS Director
Florida Museum of Natural History
University of Florida
P.O. B. 112710 Gainesville, Florida 32611
You may telephone us at 1-352-273-2074. (You must be 18 years of age or older to call this number)