Citizen Science BioBlitz: Snakes of the Cascades

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Citizen Science BioBlitz: Snakes of the Cascades
Program Series Citizen Science, Field Excursions
When Sep 14, 2014 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Methow Valley
Class Tuition $40.00
Clock hours 6.0
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The coldblooded creatures of the North Cascades occupy a special niche in our ecosystem. They need to have hiding spaces to take refuge from the cold and hot, while needed to find places to bask in the sun to warm their bodies.

Join Institute naturalists and our public land partners for a day of searching under rocks and bushes for our reptilian friends. We will start off the day learning about some of the reptiles in our areas, focusing mainly on the snakes in our area, then we’ll head out in to the field to see what we can find.

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.

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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Field Guide to North Cascades Institute