The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will be presenting training to become certified or re-certified for Water Quality Monitoring for the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative at Belle Isle State Park from 10:00 to 1:00 on August 8.
Photo by Patricia McMurray
As part of the wrap-up and final assessment for the 2019 Basic Training Class, the students will be participating in a BioBlitz on Saturday, May 18. The Bioblitz will be held at the Wilna Tract of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge starting at 9am.
This Friday through Monday (15-18 Feb) is the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). This is one of the premier citizen science projects world wide and was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.
The 3rd Northumberland-Lancaster Christmas Bird Count is on Tuesday 18 Dec. Last year the event identified over 100 species. Christmas Bird Counts is an approved project (C3U) in the NNMN Volunteer Management System.
Presentation by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore at the Lancaster Community Library. He will discuss the state of the Bay to include the importance of Atlantic Menhaden in maintaining a viable ecosystem – that includes the management of fish, birds, and other wildlife equities and issues.
Capture and Curation Methods for Studying Terrestrial Vertebrates and Invertebrates: Discovering How Important Scientific Specimens Can Be!
Two curators from the Virginia Museum of Natural History are offering a one-day, hands-on "field and lab methods" workshop at Gloucester Point, Virginia on March 14, 2018. They taught a similar workshop there last October, and it was very well received.
North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) at Bush Mill Stream NAP by a game camera
The training is to prepare members of the chapter for the eMammal citizen science project Urban to Wild (https://emammal.si.edu/urban-wild).