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|
|General Tuition (age 18+)||$40.00|
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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.