Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Citizen Science Program 2012 Season!

Citizen Science Program 2012
Do you love amphibians, science and exploring Mount Rainier National Park? Then the Citizen Science Program is for you. The Citizen Science program gives volunteers the opportunity to hike and explore some of Mount Rainier’s remote lakes and wetland habitats while gaining experience in surveying and science. This year’s Citizen Science program will be starting up around late July and will run until mid-September. We will be conducting amphibian surveys by locating, identifying, and surveying amphibians at breeding habitats with an emphasis on Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas) sites. You do not need any previous experience and surveying equipment will be provided. If you need to stay overnight for a few days, free camping is available at Cougar Rock, White River, Ohanapecosh and Longmire campgrounds, however, there is no long term housing available. Surveys will be conducted based on volunteer availability. If you are interested or have any questions contact Kristen Moore (Citizen Science Coordinator) at 360-569-6773 or email Carrie Anders, Volunteer Coordinator, . I look forward to hearing from you!

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