You can be part of a project to help set up and monitor wildlife cameras on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park staff are hosting a training session for Citizen Science volunteers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25, in the downstairs classroom at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville. Citizen Science is a new approach to data collection that enlists the public’s help in making observations and taking readings for studies and research. The first hour of the orientation will include a slide show presentation by Park Biologist Tom Davis. The final two hours will be devoted to hands-on instruction on how to set up a camera trap and will involve a brief (up to a 1/3 mile) hike in the woods off trail near the Visitor Center.
For more information, read the flier about the program.