Citizen scientist turtle survey
Massachusetts turtles are in trouble. Help by volunteering to survey turtles at the Ward Reservation and Harold Parker State Forest Saturday, April 18 or Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Ward Reservation.
Program will teach volunteers everything they need to know from turtle biology basics to survey techniques, and will feature a field walk to test those new skills. Live turtles will be on hand for observation.
Turtles face threats from loss of habitat, predators such as skunks and raccoons, illegal collecting and the dangers of crossing the road. Volunteers can help by becoming a citizen scientist and documenting turtles. Their work will help protect these fascinating creatures.
This is a free training with the hope that attendees will become independent volunteer monitors at Ward Reservation and Harold Parker State Forest. It is perfect for families with children looking to explore the outdoors.
For information on the program, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-682-3580.
Directions are available at the Trustees Web site, www.thetrustees.org.