Citizen Science: Snake Count!

Citizen Science: Snake Count!
Program Series Citizen Science
When Sep 12, 2015 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Methow Valley
Class Tuition $40.00
Clock hours 6.0
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The cold-blooded creatures of the North Cascades occupy a special niche in our ecosystem. To survive, they need hiding spaces to take refuge from the hot and cold, while also finding places to bask in the sun to warm their bodies.

Join US Forest Service biologists and Institute naturalists as we travel to reptile hotspots around the Methow Valley. We’ll start the day learning about snake species of the area then head into the field looking under rocks and through bushes in search of our reptilian friends. With winter only a few months away, we’ll stop at an active rattlesnake den in search of snakes returning to their hibernaculum seeking shelter for the cold season.
Our team will be recording snake observations for the Center for Snake Conservation’s nationwide effort to create an instantaneous snapshot of the continent’s snake populations.

Expand your intimacy with the animal kingdom in this small-group field excursion with two of our state’s leading field biologists.

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.

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