[Tweeters] Citizen Science Opportunities in Tacoma

Karen Povey onsafari at aol.com
Tue Jan 14 08:24:08 PST 2014

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium would like to announce twocitizen science opportunities in Tacoma assisting with local conservationprojects in partnership with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Purple Martin NestBox Monitoring
Participants will be trained to observe purple martins, aspecies of concern in Washington due to their low numbers and reliance onartificial nesting sites. Team members will make a minimum commitment of 2hours per month from May-September to monitor established nest boxes on pilingsjust offshore at Titlow Park and Ruston Way.

Training will take place on April 16, 2014 from 6 pm -8 pmand is required for participation.

Amphibian PopulationMonitoring
Participants will be trained to find and identify the eggmasses of 8 different amphibian species. This is an exciting opportunity to expandyour connection to local ponds and wetlands, get hands-on experience with animportant conservation project, and contribute to authentic scientificresearch.

Training will take place February 22, 2014 from 9 am – 4 pmand is required for participation.
Capacity is limited, so please register today!

For more information on both projects visit: www.pdza.org/conservation-projects
For additional questions and to register, contact CraigStandridge: craig.standridge at pdza.org

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