Citizen Science- A Naturalists Workshop - North Carolina

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Saturday July 27

10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

With Wanda DeWaard

Meeting location: Oconaluftee Visitor Center Multi-purpose Room 1194 Newfound Gap Road Cherokee, North Carolina 28719 

Become a part of the Citizen Science movement! Citizen Science pairs research and education with everyday citizens, like you, who enjoy documenting the flora and fauna in the Smokies, in your backyard and in other natural areas across the country.

Instructor and tenured GSMA naturalist Wanda DeWaard will start off with a brief introduction to the history of Citizen Science and its benefits. Then, she'll go over special hands-on techniques on how to safely collect, identify and photograph specimens before sharing them on a number of information-packed websites for naturalists of all ages.

Mileage: 2.5 miles maximum. Upload a FREE park trail map.

Activity rating: Easy to moderate. Waterway and field observations/collection will require walking on uneven surfaces.

What To bring: In your day-pack loaded with your hiking safety gear, make sure you bring enough food and water for your comfort. Wear sturdy shoes for with soles made for hiking and bring all-weather gear (we go rain or shine). We also recommend bringing your smartphone, a notebook with a writing utensil, sun protection and trekking poles.

Can't make it? Sign up for GSMA's Citizen Science Workshop on Saturday, July 13 in Gatlinburg, TN.

Click the following links and get started in Citizen Science.

iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/

Bumble Bee Watch: https://www.bumblebeewatch.org/

Monarch Watch: https://www.monarchwatch.org/

Active/Lapsed Members: Please sign in or register (above) prior to completing this registration.

Non-Members: Please register above prior to completing this registration. When you choose the non-member fee below, you will automatically earn a Buckeye-Level membership good thru a year from today.

All Required: Read our Waivers and Policy Agreements before finalizing registration.

For more information, call Dana Murphy at 865.436.7318, Ext. 349

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