Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Volunteers needed for amphibian surveys August 10-11

I received this e-mail today from Caitlin Kenney, our Citizen Science Volunteer Coordinator:

I was wondering if you might have a couple people that would want to do an overnight trip to Spray Park for amphibian surveys on Monday Aug 10th to Tuesday Aug 11th. It is a mile and a half walk to the campsite and another to the wetlands. I had three volunteers and they all had to cancel, and none of my other volunteers are available those days. I would hate to cancel survey work for lack of volunteers, since some of the other dates have almost too many.

This is a great opportunity to get in the door on one of our most exciting volunteer programs: doing field research on behalf of the National Park. And in one of the most stunningly beautiful places in the park, too!

By coincidence, I just received a photo from George Coulbourn, who patrols in Spray Park, of a young ptarmigan family in the meadow. Click the photo above to enlarge it. How many can you spot?
If you'd rather volunteer in an office, maybe you could come do my job for two days and I'll go work in Spray Park...

If you'd like to participate in this great opportunity, please contact Caitlin by e-mail at Caitlin_Kenney@partner.nps.gov [address corrected] as soon as possible.

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

Correction: My email is Caitlin_Kenney@partner.nps.gov