Citizen Science Symposium 2010
Nature lovers of all ages are invited to explore the preserve to find butterflies, birds, aquatic invertebrates, frogs, and plants through hands-on activities, trail walks, displays and seminars.
Find out what it's like to be a citizen scientist at the Citizen Science Symposium from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Camp Bayou in Ruskin.
What will visitors do during this USA Science and Engineering Festival Satellite Event?
- Discover the aquatic critters that help us monitor the health of the river with George and learn about the Hillsborough County Streamwater Watch program.
- Walk the trail to look for different butterflies that frequent the forest with Jeri and learn about the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network
- Stroll along the trails in search of wildflowers in bloom with Becki and learn about the USA National Phenology Network.
These are just a few of the many possibilities that may interest folks who might like to help scientists do research on a variety of subjects. Between hourly walks, there will be nature crafts and activities related to each of the citizen science programs highlighted.
Event is FREE but please RSVP at the link on http://www.campbayou.org/. Have a question? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-363-5438.
A 'solar lunch', including hot dog and iced sun tea, will be available starting at 11am for just $3.
Learn more about the USA Science and Engineering Festival: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/ .
24th St SEin Ruskin. More information is on the web at http://www.campbayou.org or call 813-641-8545.
Pictured: What's that butterfly? Find out at the USA Science and Engineering Festival Citizen Science Satellite Event on Oct 23, 2010 at Camp Bayou in Ruskin!