Monday, May 16, 2011

Local Cit Sci news

Jay Watchers needed
The Jay Watch Project in Manatee County is looking for volunteers to monitor scrub jays this summer in the Duette Preserve. Training will take place on Saturday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to noon at Little Manatee River Southfork property. Contact Melissa Cain Nell at Manatee County Natural Resources Dept. (941) 748-4501 Ext. 4605.

Your 'Tern' to Help
Chick checkers and banders are needed in Pinellas County to look for tern chicks around buildings where nesting is happening on rooftops. Checkers would work 1-2 hour shifts weekly from late May to late July. Buildings are in St. Petersburg and Largo; call Beth Forys at (727) 864-7880 or for more information.

Citizen Scientist Workshop

A free training to engage volunteers in the collection of local ecological information will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 18, at the Pinellas County Extension Office in Largo. Members of groups such as Audubon and Native Plant Society, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and other environmental groups are needed to collect specimens and data for resource managers and scientists to assist in public decision making related to conservation. Workshop is free, but space is limited. Register online at or call Mary Campbell at 727-582-2101.

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