Citizen Science BioBlitz: Butterflies in the High Cascades

Citizen Science BioBlitz: Butterflies in the High Cascades
Program Series Citizen Science, Field Excursions
When Thu Aug 21, 2014 05:00 PM to Fri Aug 22, 2014 05:00 PM
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Instructors Institute staff
General Tuition (age 18+) $40.00
Triple Accommodations $95.00
Clock hours 9.0
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Alpine meadows in the Northwest are expected to shrink dramatically due to the effects of climate change. Butterflies make ideal indicator species to study these changes because they are particularly sensitive to climatic changes, and are relatively easy to identify in the field by scientists and motivated citizen scientists. This class is part of a larger project to identify and catalog the butterflies in our alpine areas.

Participants will enjoy a delicious dinner and evening presentation at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center to learn how to identify alpine butterfly species and implement the research methods for this exciting long-term monitoring project. The next day we will head out into the field to the stunning Maple Pass area, net in hands to run around in high meadows in the name of science.

A commuter rate for people who prefer to camp on their own is available: $40. Please register for this option by calling (360) 854-2599.

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Triple Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with two other people (this may require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-climb ladder). Double Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with one other person. Single Accommodations is the tuition for a room for one person.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

TO REGISTER, please choose one of the following options:
  • Click button above to register online
  • Call (360) 854-2599 with your VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card ready
  • Download and mail a registration form with your credit card information or personal check
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